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MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 9, 1990 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-001 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of December 12, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0001 FM Amending the fare schedule for the Municipal 
Railway to include non-bulk regional 
passes/transfers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0002 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into agreements, effective February 1, 
1990 and terminating June 30, 1990, with: 

AC Transit, BART, and the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission; 

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation 
District; 

Agencies operating on behalf of the Eastbay 
Ferries . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0003 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $106,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-002 



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On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0004 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $7,721.94 
and write-off compromise reductions for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $158.16, for the month 
of November, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0005 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2030, 4, 6 and 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Tehama, Harriet, Rausch, Langton, 
Vermont and 23rd Streets, in the net amount of 
$276,215, to Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and A. Ruiz 
Construction Co. and Associates, Inc., AJV, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0006 MR Approving Addendum No. 1 to the plans and 

specifications previously approved, and reapproving 
Bid Call for Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1008, Curtis Green LRV Center - Heating and 
Ventilation System Modification and Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0007 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the 
months of October and November 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0008 WD Approving the transfer of San Francisco Water 

Department Consumers' Guarantee Deposits unclaimed 
for three years in the amount of $14,488.97, as of 
January 5, 1990, to the Water Department 
Unappropriated Surplus. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
90-003 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0009 WD Approving revised Amendment No. 2 to the agreement 
with the California Department of Water Resources 
for construction of a connection from the South Bay 
Aqueduct to San Antonio Reservoir, to include 
operating principles. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0010 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the Water 
Department to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with Information and Support 
Services, for an amount not to exceed $150,000 for 
the first 12 months, for the design, implementation 
and administration of a system-wide Water Education 
Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0011 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
the terms and conditions of an easement agreement 
with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), for 
an underground electric utility line across a 
portion of Hetch Hetchy Parcel No. 4034 (3), at the 
southwest corner of ' Shaughnessy Boulevard and 
Portola Drive in San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 
Abstained - Flynn 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0012 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power to execute a Natural Gas Supply 
agreement with the State of California; and Master 
Natural Gas Transportation Service and Master 
Natural Gas Supply agreements with Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company (PG&E). 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 
Abstained - Flynn 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0013 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into an 

agreement with Grosvenor Bus Lines, Inc. (Graylines) 

90-004 



to lease a Double Deck Bus from January 15, 1990 to 
February 15, 1990, at a nominal rent of one dollar; 
and to conduct a feasibility study of its use in 
revenue service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0014 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
modify the contract with D & D Engineering by an 
additional $200,000, for a total not to exceed 
$515,000, for Phase III of the Cable Car Brake 
Improvement Progran, and to extend the term of the 
contract to June 30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0015 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-941 Cable Car Cable 
Machinery - Maintenance Management Program, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the credit amount of 
$2,028.82; authorizing an extension of the contract 
term of 115 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $12,090.38 in favor of the 
Contractor, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0016 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a lease of approximately 17,500 square 
feet of covered storage space from the Port of San 
Francisco, for a term commencing December 1, 1989 
and terminating no later than March 1, 1990, to 
store motor coaches awaiting disposition. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0017 MR Requesting the Mayor's and Chief Administrative 

Officer's approval of the transfer of a portion of 
Alabama Street westerly of Treat Street at its 
intersection of Alameda Street, from the Department 
of Public Works to the Municipal Railway for the 
William H. Scott Facility. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

90-005 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0018 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors, a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $404,781 for 
security services for the remainder of the 1989-90 
fiscal year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0019 MR Accepting the gift of vintage trolley coach #559 
from the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority, 
and commending the Dayton Railway Historical 
Society, CSX Railroad, Atchison, Topeka and Santa 
Fe Railway, and the Southern Pacific Transportation 
Company for their assistance in acquiring and 
transporting the trolley coach to San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0020 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau, to execute Amendment No. 5 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with Camp Dresser 
and McKee, Inc., to perform additional conceptual 
engineering for added scope work and detailed 
design services on the second expansion of the San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant to 180 MGD, in an 
amount not to exceed $2,530,623, for a total amount 
not to exceed $5,007,582. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
Commissioner Toupin was excused 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0021 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the existing transfer agreement with the 
City of Vallejo, for use on the Vallejo to San 
Francisco ferryboat service, effective January 1, 
1990 and terminating June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0022 EC Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to sign the Memorandum of Understanding jointly 



90-006 



prepared by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Bureau of 
Energy Conservation, on District Heating and Cooling at Mission Bay, 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 
Abstained - Flynn 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0023 CC Approving in concept the use of approximately 2.05 
acres of the Phelen Loop Water Department land for 
the mixed use senior housing/commercial project 
proposed by the Housing Conservation and 
Development Corporation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Introduction of Old Business 

President Rodis inquired about the status of the proposal for 
combining the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy General Manager 
positions into one. He directed staff to examine the proposal 
further and to perhaps look into the feasibility of asking the 
former general manager, Mr. Dean Coffey, or other previous general 
managers, to study the proposal and submit their opinions. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the General Manager suggest to 
the Commission who may do the study and the amount of money needed. 

President Rodis requested staff to report back to the Commission 
regarding how the study would be done by the next Commission 
meeting . 

Introduction of New Business 

Commissioner Flynn requested that he be permitted to abstain from 
voting on Items 13, 14 and 25 (Resolutions No. 90-0011, 90-0012, 
and 90-0022). Commissioner Chiesa moved and Commissioner Chin 
seconded the motion which was adopted. 

Report of the General Manager 

Water Department Pleasanton Property 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Deputy Mayor, gave a presentation on the 
background and current status of the Water Department property 
located in Pleasanton, California. 

He stated that the property consists of approximately 530 acres of 
land adjacent to the City of Pleasanton. The Water Department 
acquired the property in 1923 when it acquired the Spring Valley 
Water District. The property had been a source of well water. In 
recent years it has been used primarily for agriculture and grazing 



90-007 



In 1987 staff was authorized to seek a planning team of 
professional consultants to undertake the accomplishment of a 
Specific Plan as a first step in the development of this property. 
The baseline planning work has been completed. The next step is 
the preparation of a Specific Plan for presentation to the City of 
Pleasanton. Mr. Wright stated that staff has been working with our 
consultants, using an advisory committee made up of individuals 
from the Public utilities Commission staff, City Attorney's Office 
and the Real Estate Department. That group has established three 
goals: 1) maximizing the value of the land, 2) retaining ownership 
of the land, and 3) developing a revenue stream from the land. The 
Specific Plan would include housing, some commercial space and a 
public golf course. Mr. Wright said he would like to come back 
before the Commission in a month with an update. 

Commissioner Chin pointed out that other City development agencies 
could lend their expertise in the process and should be considered. 

Commissioner Flynr. asked about the Public utilities Commission's 
role as a develop- r with reference to its responsibilities under 
the Charter. 

Mr. Wright replied that this has been done in part before with the 
diversity of commercial leases — our golf, quarry and agricultural 
leases. The difference here is to try and play the role of 
developer ourselves and to realize the incremental increase in 
value associated with the steps in the concept. 

Commissioner Flynn stated it would take a tremendous amount of 
up-front money as a developer and this would have to be addressed 
in the early stages of the development of the project. He felt 
this issue should be looked into as to whether or not we can do 
this and we should know or believe we can before we decide to 
appropriate additional funds for preliminary work. 

Mr. Wright stated staff is committed as a matter of policy through 
the Board of Supervisors and the consulting contracts, to the 
adoption of a Specific Plan by Pleasanton and at that point in time 
these issues will need to be addressed. We cannot take another 
step without answering those questions and coming to the Commission 
for more money. 

President Rodis congratulated Mr. Wright and his staff for the 
innovations and good work done thus far. 

Drug Testing 

Mr. Thomas Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that 
the City Attorney's office and the attorneys for the unions had 
presented arguments before Judge Ira Browne, Jr. on Friday for his 
decision on blocking random drug testing. 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, reported that Judge 
Browne had today issued a preliminary injunction against the 
enforcement of the random testing and had required the Union to 
post a $1,000 bond. The next step will be a full hearing or trial 
some months in the distance to determine whether or not that 
preliminary injunction will become permanent. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported on 
some of the activities that had taken place over the last month 
with regards to the Municipal Railway's implemention of the drug 



90-008 



program, minus the random testing phase. He said Mr. Fil Moreno 
has been appointed Acting Manager in charge of administering the 
program. Mr. Woody Hunter of the Employee Assistance Program has 
provided signs and symptoms training to 114 managers and 
supervisors. 53 supervisors and managers have been trained on drug 
abuse involving accidents. 19 employees have participated in A.C. 
Transit's training program. Bulletins have been developed and 
distributed, and forms modified. There have been meetings with the 
Transport Workers Union. 

Water 

Mr. Elzey stated that in the regular Water/Hetchy meeting held 
today the current situation with regard to water supply, reservoir 
and storage levels was discussed. He stated that at the next 
Commission meeting a plan would be presented laying the groundwork 
for such items as conservation, the possibility of rationing and 
purchase of water. 

******** 

Public Hearing 

Resolutions No. 90-0001 and 90-0002 — Modifying the Schedule of 
Rates, Fares and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
establish regional transfer fares. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, reported 
that the Municipal Railway was currently providing over 760,000 
trips per days on Muni and that about 30,000 trips a day are taken 
on BART in San Francisco using the Muni Fast Pass. As of December 
1 the Fast Pass could be used on Caltrain within the City. Muni 
has a transfer arrangement with BART whereby passengers getting off 
BART get a round trip transfer by paying a 85Jzf fare into a ticket 
machine . 

Mr. Harrington stated that the three items before the Commission 
today were instituted on an emergency basis during the earthquake 
and approval was being requested for an extension of six months to 
June 30, 1990. The AC/BART Plus Pass provides unlimited use on AC 
Transit during a specific two week period and limited use on BART 
based on a specific stored value amount. A.C. Transit receives $10 
in total from this arrangement. Muni would have the same 
arrangement with A.C. Transit and receive $10. Initially about 720 
trips a day will be generated from this. Golden Gate Transit 
provides free shuttle service to passengers getting off ferry boats 
at the Ferry Building and going into the financial district area. 
Muni will be providing service free of charge. Approximately 200 
trips a day will be generated by ferry boat passengers. 

It is not known how long the Eastbay Ferry service will continue. 
Muni expects to have the same arrangement as with the BART transfer, 

Mr. David Pilpel spoke in favor of the plan which would make the 
system more usable to passengers and urged the Commission's support 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, San Francisco Tomorrow, said this was certainly a 
step in the right direction and recommended the Commission's 
adoption. He suggested that schedules be coordinated between the 
various agencies. 

President Rodis asked if there were any additional comments. There 
were none. The public hearing was closed. 

******** 
90-009 



Item No. 16 -- Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
enter into a contract with the New Flyer Industries Limited for an 
amount, excluding sales tax, not to exceed $6,755,520, to provide 
24 Articulated Diesel Coaches. 

Mr. Robert Highfill, Chief Equipment Engineer, stated that this 
item was the culmination of our diesel replacement plan and the 
Commission was being requested to award the contract to New Flyer 
Industries Limited, the low bidder. 

Commissioner Toupin inquired whether this contract to purchase 
articulated buses was in conflict with the testing of the double 
deck buses. Mr. Highfill replied that the testing involved the 
1996 purchase. This contract with Flyer Industries was a 
culmination of a process started three years ago. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired whether an affidavit was on file with 
the Urban Mass Transportation Authority (UMTA) certifying that New 
Flyer Industries Limited was in compliance with UMTA'S affirmative 
action goals. Mr. Highfill replied that he did not have this 
information at hand. Commissioner requested that the item be 
deferred until evidence of compliance is submitted. 

President Rodis directed that the matter be continued. 

******** 

Resolution No. 90-0020 — Authorizing the Manager, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau, to execute Amendment No. 5 to the Professional 
Services Agreement with Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., to perform 
additional conceptual engineering for added scope work and detailed 
design services on the second expansion of the San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant to 180 MGD, in an amount not to exceed $2,530,623, 
for a total amount not to exceed $5,007,582. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that this was a continuation of the design work for the second 
expansion of the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. The first 
phase of the design had been approved in April. 

Commissioner Flynn took issue with the fact that contracts come in 
very low and are awarded, then subsequently amended one or more 
times, resulting in the cost being higher than the highest bidder. 
He asked Mr. Keener to explain the reason for continuing to add 
amendments to a design contract. 

Mr. Keener explained that at the beginning of a project the final 
design of the project is not known, nor are the costs known. The 
process has been not to commit the consultant to the full project 
until the design has been determined. In response to questions 
from the Commission, Mr. Keener said that on this project the final 
phase, Phase III, will be for services during construction. That 
will be presented in another amendment to the contract, if the work 
is satisfactory on this piece of work. 

******** 

Resolution No. 90-0023 -- Approving in concept the use of 
approximately 2.05 acres of the Phelan Loop Water Department land 
for the mixed use senior housing/commercial project proposed by the 
Housing Conservation and Development Corporation. 

Mr. Tom Jones, Director of Special Projects for the Mayor's Office 
of Housing, in summarizing the proposal, stated that the property 
is a long triangular piece of land situated on the berm of the 

90-010 



lower Balboa Reservoir. The Housing Conservation Development 
Corporation requested and the Mayor's office has agreed to fund a 
study to ascertain the feasibility of a mixed use project, 
including senior housing and commercial, and a proposed 
incorporation of some uses that would be consistent with City 
College's expansion. The proposal before the Commission today was 
simply to ask our staff to enter into negotiations to determine if 
the project is feasible and, if so, to come back before the 
Commission at some future date with a recommendation. 

President Rodis asked whether it was premature to bring this matter 
up at this time as the results of the Balboa Reservoir study had 
not as yet been presented for review, and it was not known whether 
there had been consultation with City College and Community College 
Board. He recalled that last summer City College met with Water 
Department staff and disclosed they had a proposal to build a $30 
million library with committed State legislature financing, and 
that they had asked for a commitment from our staff with respect to 
that particular development. Action was deferred pending receipt 
of the Balboa study. 

Mr. Elzey inquired of Mr. Jones if there had been discussions with 
the City College people. Mr. Jones replied in the affirmative, 
that there had been a number of discussions hosted by the Housing 
Conservation Development Corporation to explore early in the 
process what the mutual concerns and needs would be for the 
development of this portion of the site. 

Mr. Elzey asked if there was any conflict between what was being 
proposed and what City College wanted. Mr. Jones replied in the 
negative . 

Commissioner Chin said he was somewhat familiar with this project, 
having been on the Mayor's Housing Advisory Committee last year, 
and that this was exactly the type of project that was recommended 
for the City to pursue. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, Resolution No. 90-0023 was 
adopted . 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel again requested that a downtown Fast Pass outlet 
be made available to the public, preferably at the East Bay 
Terminal, which is a convenient location and there is an existing 
vendor. President Rodis requested that staff look into the matter 
and report back to the Commission. 

Mr. Pilpel commented on the Municipal Railway service and pointed 
out areas he felt needed improvement. He said street supervision 
was lacking and felt it was an important factor in keeping 
schedules . 

Mr. Johnny Stein, Deputy General Manager, Transportation, Municipal 
Railway, stated that service delivery was the number one priority 
and there were some deficiencies due to budget constraints in the 
past. Regarding street supervision, he said 21 supervisor 
positions were lost and he hoped some of these positions would be 
restored in this year's budget. 



90-011 



Mr. Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, concurred 
with Mr. Stein. He said old equipment and breakdowns should be 
taken into consideration. He felt the Municipal Railway has done a 
magnificent job under the circumstances they have been given to 
work with. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the Municipal Railway give the 
Commission a perfomance report, within 60 or 90 days, showing the 
percentage of service rendered compared to what was to have been 
rendered . 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



90-012 



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•& PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
-;. January 23, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-013 



Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin 

Excused: Commissioner Gordon Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of January 9, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 



Election of Officers for the Year 1990 

Vice President Chiesa made a motion to suspend for today's meeting, 
Rule 6 of the Rules of Order of the Public Utilities Commission: 

" Organization and Election of Officers 

"Rule 6. At the first regular meeting of the 
Commission after the 15th day of January of each year, 
the members of the Commission shall elect from among 
their number a President and a Vice-President of the 
Commission, each to serve for a one-year term. An 
incumbent President or Vice-President who has served a 
full one-year term in the office is ineligible for a 
second, consecutive one-year term in the same office." 

Commissioner Toupin seconded the motion. By unanimous vote Rule 6 
was suspended for today's meeting. 

Vice President Chiesa nominated Rodel E. Rodis for President for 
the year 1990. Commissioner Flynn seconded. President Rodis was 
unanimously elected. 

President Rodis reflected on the significant events that had 
occurred during the past year: the retirement of Mr. Dean Coffey as 
General Manager of Public Utilities and the appointment of Mr. 
Thomas J. Elzey as his replacement; the Water Crisis at the 
beginning of the year and its termination in May; the great 
earthquake of October 17; and the approval in November of 
Proposition B. President Rodis extended his thanks to the 
Commission for the vote of confidence. 

Commissioner Toupin nominated Sherri Chiesa for Vice President. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded. Vice President Chiesa was unanimously 
elected . 

******** 



90-014 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0024 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $29,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0025 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $12,192.26 
and write-off compromise reductions for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $1,374.95, for the month 
of December, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0026 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2029, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Clay Street between Webster and Baker Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0027 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing bid call for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1007, Curtis Green 
LRV Center - Smoke and Heat Vents Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0028 MR Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-880(I), Muni Flynn 
Facility - Fare Extraction Unit Relocation, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $22,175; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $25,293 
to Interlane General Engineering, Inc. and P & J 
Utility Co., AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

90-015 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0029 BLHP Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal 
for relighting the Upper Ashbury Area with the 
provision that construction methods, component 
selection and other details meet with the approval 
of the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0030 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify its Professional Services contract with the 
California Environmental Internship Program to 
extend the term until March 31, 1991 and to 
increase the contract by an amount not to exceed 
$79,018. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0031 GM Approving the temporary appointment of Arthur 

Jensen as General Manager and Chief Engineer of the 
Water Department, effective July 2, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0032 WD Finding that preliminary measures are warranted to 
conserve existing water supplies and encouraging 
customers to continue their wise use and 
conservation of water. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0033 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy 

Water and Power to execute a Professional Services 
agreement with Peter Moyle, Ph.D. to provide "as 
needed" consulting services involving the 
interpretation of fisheries data in connection with 
the Bay Delta hearings, for an amount not to exceed 
$25,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-016 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0034 MR Authorizing the relocation of downtown terminals 

for the 2-CLEMENT, 4-SUTTER, 5-FULTON, 9-SAN BRUNO 
and 71/71L HAIGHT-NORIEGA bus lines; and requesting 
the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with 
Section 3.595 of the City Charter, not to 
disapprove the changes in service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0035 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway to circulate a Request for Proposals for an 
equity-management firm to develop, implement and 
manage a merchandising, licensing and corporate 
sponsorship program for the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0036 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
enter into a contract with the New Flyer Industries 
Limited for an amount, excluding sales tax, not to 
exceed $6,755,520, to provide 24 Articulated Diesel 
Coaches . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0037 E Commending Merrill Cohn, on the occasion of his 

retirement, for his 21 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0038 E Declaring that an emergency exists, in accordance 
with the provisions of Sections 6.30 and 21.25 of 
the Administrative Code, to modify the ventilation 
system at the H. Welton Flynn Motor Coach Division, 
and requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval 
of the expenditure of approximately $350,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-017 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0039 E Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 

Bureau to request qualifications and proposals from 
consulting engineering firms to provide 
professional services to assess the existing tunnel 
and develop preliminary engineering plans for 
Irvington Tunnel No. 2 in Alameda County. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0040 E Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services agreement with AGS, Inc., for an amount 
not to exceed $50,000, to perform a geological 
study of the Calaveras Pipeline project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

CC Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to negotiate and execute Professional Services 
agreements for hazardous substance management, with: 

90-0041 (a) Ecology and Environment, Inc., at a cost not to 

exceed $300,000, for a term of three (3) years. 

90-0042 (b) Harding Lawson Associates, at a cost not to 

exceed $300,000, for a term of three (3) years. 

90-0043 (c) Clayton Environmental Consultants, Inc., at a 

cost not to exceed $400,000, for a term of 
three (3) years. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0044 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
a lease of 13.80 acres of Water Department land to 
the City of Burlingame, for purposes of street 
widening, parking and landscaping, for a term of 
five (5) years with an additional five (5) year 
option, commencing from execution of the lease to 
and including November 30, 1994, at an initial 
annual rent of $11,520. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 
90-018 



Report of the General Manager 

Drug Testing 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that on Friday afternoon the City Attorney's office had informed 
him that the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. had 
overturned the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's authority 
to issue drug testing regulations. The Court's opinion was that 
UMTA did not have the statutory authority to regulate drug testing 
over local transit authorities. Based upon that information and 
the advice of the City Attorney's office, the Municipal Railway was 
instructed to cease the drug testing activity required by UMTA 
regulations. The Municipal Railway has continued testing for 
probable cause per its existing Rules and Regulations. 

Commissioner Toupin reiterated that it is important that we look 
towards a drug free transit system in the City. 

Department Consolidation 

Mr. Elzey reported on the proposal for consolidating the Water 
Department and Hetch Hetchy General Manager positions into one. It 
is the staff's proposal that Mr. Dean Coffey, who formerly served 
as the General Manager of Public Utilities, the Water Department 
and Hetch Hetchy, do the study. Mr. Coffey has agreed to 
participate in the analysis and report back to the Commission. Mr. 
Elzey said the costs for this study would be minimal. 

Bryant Street Property 

Mr. Elzey reported that last week an organization called South of 
Market Problem Solving Council had proposed that certain areas in 
the south of Market be designated as a Earthquake Recovery Survey 
Area. They have identified a section which is a contiguous area, 
several blocks south of Market. Some properties have been included 
which are not contiguous and one of those is our Bryant Street 
property where we store light poles, machinery and other street 
lighting equipment. He said the South of Market Problem Solving 
Council intended to introduce the item before the Board of 
Supervisors to have it referred to the Land use and Earthquake 
Committees. The area would be utilized for low or middle income 
housing . 

Mr. Elzey said he would present a more specific updated report and 
staff's recommendation to the Commission at the next meeting. 

Water Main Breaks 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, General Manager, Water Department, commented on 
the recent water main breaks — two in San Francisco at Laguna 
Honda Boulevard and Larkin Street, and one in South San Francisco. 
He said these large breaks were not common breaks by any means, and 
that they were being treated as earthquake related. A Declaration 
of Emergency was being processed for repairs. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about the extent and cost of damage 
claims. Mr. Jensen replied that claims were expected to be in the 
seven figures at this point. 

President Rodis asked about the possibility of detecting breaks 
before they happen. Mr. Jensen replied that it was very difficult 
as everything is buried. The Water Department does have an annual 
leak detection program inhouse which is effective in detecting a 
leak that is already there but not a potential leak due to 
structural damage. 

90-019 



Resolution No. 90-0034 — Authorizing the relocation of downtown 
terminals for the 2-CLEMENT, 5-FULTON, 9-SAN BRUNO and 71/71L 
HAIGHT-NORIEGA bus lines; and requesting the Board of Supervisors, 
in accordance with Section 3.595 of the City Charter, not to 
disapprove the changes in service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Service Planning, Municipal Railway, 
gave a presentation on the proposed relocation of downtown 
terminals. He said these changes would establish more consistency 
in service hours, particularly as to when and where buses stop 
mid-day, evenings and weekends, and would be accomplished with no 
increase in operating costs. 

A common evening and weekend terminal would be established for the 
71 and 9 Lines at Second Street. This change would enable shoppers 
to board at common Powell and Stockton Street stops at all hours of 
service, seven days a week. Service on the 5 Line which now 
operates to the Transbay Terminal six days a week except Sunday 
when it terminates on McAllister at Jones, would be extended to the 
Transbay Terminal on Sundays, accommodating riders going to Golden 
Gate Park. The 2 Line which currently operates to the Ferry 
Terminal seven days a week would be discontinued on weekends 
between Sutter/Sansome and the Ferry Terminal. 

Mr. Straus said staff met with the Union and the public, and had 
received letters and phone calls. There was no opposition to the 
changes . 

Commissioner Flynn asked if other meetings were held in the 
neighborhoods in addition to the one downtown at SPUR. Mr. Straus 
replied in the negative. He said the public was notified by 
notices on the buses and neighborhood associations were contacted, 
and inasmuch as the changes affected the downtown area, a meeting 
was held at the SPUR location. It was not a SPUR meeting. 

President Rodis asked how many people would be speaking on this 
issue. The following individuals spoke in support of the changes: 

Jimmie Felder 

Deborah Learner, Planner, SF Recreation & Park Department 

Fred Perry 

David Pilpel 

Jackie Sachs, Secretary, Western Addition Neighborhood 

Association 
Shelley Salieri 
David Shaw, Public Information Officer, California 

Academy of Sciences 
William Wahrhaftig, Asian Art Museum 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0034 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 90-0035 — Authorizing the General Manager of the 
Municipal Railway to circulate a Request for Proposals for an 
equity-management firm to develop, implement and manage a 
merchandising, licensing and corporate sponsorship program for the 
San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Community Affairs, Municipal Railway, 
stated that this program would promote and strengthen the worldwide 
image of the Municipal Railway, the cable car system and the 
historic streetcars. He said this would be an opportunity not only 
to market the Municipal Railway worldwide but would also generate a 
new source of revenue through the sale of new and recycled products 

90-020 



Commissioner Flynn inquired about security to protect the funds 
generated from this contract and requested that a Performance Bond 
or other form of security be included in the package. 



******** 



Resolution No. 90-0038 — Declaring that an emergency exists, in 
accordance with the provisions of Sections 6.30 and 21.25 of the 
Administrative Code, to modify the ventilation system at the H. 
Welton Flynn Motor Coach Division, and requesting the Board of 
Supervisors' approval of the expenditure of approximately $350,000. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that the H. Welton Flynn Motor Coach Division began operating in 
October 1989 and that it was found there was a problem with the 
ventilation system in that exhaust fumes from the diesel buses were 
not being removed, creating a hazardous condition for employees 
working in the facility. Initial studies were made to determine 
the best means to correct the health problem. Major modifications 
are now required to improve air quality and provide a safe working 
environment, and funds are being requested for that emergency work. 

President Rodis inquired if there had been any litigation involving 
the designers of the facility. 

Mr. Keener replied that although a suit has not filed, staff will 
look towards being reimbursed for the additional costs incurred. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on the dirty areas in the Metro stations 
and lights that have not been replaced. He said BART replaced some 
of the lighting in its half of the stations, and he wondered if the 
Municipal Railway had a program to clean their areas and replace 
lighting . 

Mr. William Stead, General Manger, Municipal Railway, stated that 
all joint use areas are maintained by BART and that Muni only areas 
are maintained by Municipal Railway personnel. 

Ms. Jimmie Felder requested that drug testing not be put aside, for 
the safety of passengers who ride Muni. 

Ms. Joan Stiff, Mayor of Woodside, stated that she came to the 
meeting under the impression that the watershed issue was going to 
be on the agenda. She has followed the matter since 1975 when she 
was a member of the Citizens Committee which was established as 
part of the 2-year EDAW study, and since then has been interested 
in what happens to the watershed. Ms. Stiff requested that 
Woodside be included as part of the planning process and kept 
informed, and that an Environmental Impact Report be undertaken on 
the existing golf course showing what has been accomplished 
environmentally and financially. 

Mr. Leon Campbell said he represented the Save the Watershed 
Committee, comprising a large number of San Mateo residents who are 
not specifically opposed to a golf course but are vigorously 
dedicated to open space and preservation of the watershed area. He 
requested that his committee be allowed input into the process, and 
that the Environmental Impact Report include a series of components 
that they would like to have addressed pertaining to not only the 
specific concerns of the town of woodside but those of San Mateo 
County residents in general. 

90-021 



Ms. Sally McBride stressed that the purpose of the Save the 
Watershed Committee is to preserve the integrity of the watershed 
and that she concurred with Mr. Campbell that they be given the 
opportunity to present input on the many environmental and 
procedural issues involved. 

Mr. Elzey assured everyone that when the matter is brought before 
the Commission and a preliminary background report is presented, it 
will be calendared and the public will be notified. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:06 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



90-022 



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^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

February 7, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 2 3 1993 

GAii FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LJErtARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-023 



Call to Order: 2:16 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin 

Commissioner Gordon Chin arrived at 2:30 P.M. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0045 WD Concurring in the declaration of emergency, in 
accordance with the provisions of Sections 6.30 
and 21.25 of the Administrative Code, to repair a 
transmission water main rupture in Alida Way, in 
South San Francisco, and requesting the Board of 
Supervisors' approval of the expenditure of 
approximately $400,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-0046 E Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute Amendment No. 1 
to the Professional Services Agreement with Water 
Resources Engineering, Inc. to modify the 
hydraulic model 'of the Calaveras outlet system, 
in an amount not to exceed $14,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in 
the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



******** 

Introduction of Old Business by Commissioners 

Communications 

President Rodis referred to the memorandum which had been 
submitted to Department and Bureau heads by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities, regarding staff independently meeting and 
having policy discussions with members of the Public Utilities 
Commission, Board of Supervisors or their designees, and asked 
for a clarification of policy. 

90-024 



Commissioner Flynn replied that there is no policy, that there 
was none in the past, and that the memorandum supported the chain 
of command. 

After discussion, the General Manager was requested to review the 
matter, determine what is done in other City departments, and 
report back to the Commission at the next meeting. 

******** 

Public Hearing — Item No. 5 — To consider budget proposals for 
fiscal year 1990-91 for all departments and bureaus under the 
jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that the budget had been reviewed by department staff and was 
structured on the theme of providing continued and improved 
service in all departments so that they operate efficiently and 
effectively. 

Highlighting some of the issues, Mr. Elzey made reference to 
several concepts: 

Creating a Communications Unit within the General 
Manager's office to facilitate areas of communication, 
such as reproduction, graphics, media services and 
public relations, which would disseminate information 
to the public about purposes, goals and activities of 
the Municipal Railway, Hetch Hetchy and the Water 
Department, and improve the overall image; 

Creating an inhouse Muni transit police force. In 
this pilot program individuals would be trained and 
deployed in addition to the presently used San 
Francisco Police Department and Burns Security 
officers, and would be concerned with Muni/PUC 
security problems only; 

Using bond funding for capital improvement programs 
and capital projects; 1 

Decentralizing the Health and Safety Unit and 
incorporating the elements of Occupational Health and 
Safety into respective departments; 

Returning Property Management to the Water Department 
for managing and maintaining the watershed lands, and 
having development handled out of the office of the 
General Manager of Public Utilities; 

Improving Muni maintenance, service and supervision on 
the streets. 

In his closing remarks, Mr. Elzey stated that he felt it was a 
good budget, with no radical changes, viewing it as fine tuning 
in the Public Utilities Commission to help achieve ultimate 
objectives in delivering services to the public and to the City. 



90-025 



Safety and Security on Muni 

Chief Frank Jordan, San Francisco Police Department, spoke on the 
issue of safety and security on Muni and the role the police 
department has had in this problem. Commenting on the proposed 
inhouse Muni transit police force, he said he was aware of 
another proposal tracking through his department that addresses 
the issue from a different point of view. He felt there had not 
been input from all parties concerned and requested there be a 
meeting within the next week, to look at both proposals and work 
out details on the package that would provide the best cost 
effective service and the most safety and security for the public. 

Hetch Hetchy 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy water and Power, 
presented his budget and explained pertinent requests. He noted 
that the equity transfer to the General Fund is reduced from $25 
million to $15 million. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about the request for membership in 
three organizations for a total of $78,000 and whether they were 
requested in the current 1989-90 budget year. 

Mr. Moran replied that they were never requested before, and that 
membership in these organizations would benefit his department in 
numerous ways. 

Water Department 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, General Manager, water Department, stated the 
budget he was presenting was one of maintaining high quality and 
reliability of service, with greater emphasis reflected on: 
emergency preparedness, accelerating some programs already 
initiated; water quality monitoring and studies of water quality, 
both raw and treated, to meet new standards; systems reliability, 
encompassing a number of areas; and a Capital Improvement Program 
expanding preventative maintenance and reliability. He said they 
were pursuing using bond funding for capital programs and 
projected future rate increases.' 

President Rodis inquired about the proposed reallocation of real 
estate positions to the Water Department and requested staff to 
submit an evaluation of the pros and cons of a centralized vs 
decentralized real estate department. 

In response to a question about the function of the Water 
Department in the planning and development of land, Commissioner 
Flynn responded that the water Department has not developed any 
land except for their own use or lease. 

President Rodis inquired about the anticipated report on the 
Balboa Reservoir and whether the budget included the proposals 
made by the consulting company. Mr. Jensen responded that it was 
not in the budget and that the report would come out in March. 

Commissioner Toupin concurred that the proposal to use bond 
funding was appropriate a this time. 



90-026 



Municipal Railway 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, presented 
an overview of his budget and highlighted overall requests. He 
said the budget encompassed three programs: 1) increasing the 
service hours provided to the public in several areas of the City 
that are now underserviced; 2) initiating a number of maintenance 
programs that are justified by a zero based assessment of the 
requirements to maintain equipment and physical plants; and 3) 
increasing the level of street supervision to assure the quantity 
and quality of service. 

In response to questions by Commissioner Flynn about the total 
increase in the budget, Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General 
Manager, Finance replied that $9 million of the $18 million is 
for salary standardization and $3-1/2 million for baseline drug 
testing, only $4 million is for new programs. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, Transport 
Workers union, spoke on the issue of Security and the overall 
program. He said he recently became aware of a new proposal 
being circulated and that when his union inquired about obtaining 
a copy, none was available although it was included in the budget 
being printed at that point in time. There was a lack of 
communication and there was a problem getting together to agree 
on a good and safe program for the operators and public. He said 
there was need for a Meet and Confer with staff, the union and 
the Police Department for input. 

Mr. Martin stated that there was the ongoing problem of 
uniforms. The Municipal Railway had proposed $373,000 to correct 
the problem but it was not in the budget. The MOU requires that 
operators receive a certain amount of uniforms. Mr. Harrington 
replied that staff is aware of the uniform distribution problem 
and that there are some contractural problems. The amount in the 
budget for uniforms is about $580,000 and year-to-date spending 
has been under $300,000. Staff is reviewing the budget level in 
this area. 

Mr. Martin spoke in support of Community Affairs remaining at the 
Municipal Railway. He said the union worked diligently seeking 
funding for the creation of this unit and they had done a 
fantastic job. He was concerned about the proposal to relocate. 
President Rodis requested that staff submit a report to the 
Commission of the pros and cons as to how the Community Affairs 
Department functions now as opposed to how it will function under 
the new plan. 

Mr. Martin asked about the TM2 position in the Transit Shelter 
Program and said he was concerned that the position might be 
eliminated. 

President Rodis announced that the public hearing would be 
continued to the next regular meeting, Tuesday, February 13. 

******** 
Public Comments 



Mr. David Pilpel reported that he had contacted the Finance 
Bureau for additional information on what the Municipal Railway 
had proposed for its budget prior to being presented to staff for 
review, and was informed that his request would be referred to 
the General Manager of Public Utilities. He was later told he 
had to submit a formal request under the California Public 
Records Act. 



90-027 



Mr. Pilpel gave the Commissioners a copy of the letter he FAX'd 
to Mr. Elzey, citing appropriate sections of the Code allowing 
him access to the information. He said he had not received a 
response and was again submitting his request. 

Commissioner Flynn directed that the information be furnished to 
Mr. Pilpel. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:45 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



90-028 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 13, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 



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Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 



Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-029 



Call to Order: 2:20 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Sherri Chiesa 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of January 23, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0047 E Authorizing payment of the sum of $18,500, in 
resolution of the disputes among the Public 
Utilities Commission, Kingston Contracting, Inc. 
and Graybar Electric Co. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0048 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2045, 425 Mason Street, Replace Sidewalk Freight 
Elevator . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0049 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2027R, Lower 
Crystal Springs Seismic Upgrade, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification 
No. 1 in the amount of $4,340.15; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $12,539.40 to 
Valentine Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-030 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0050 WD Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 5 in the 
amount of $66,307, to San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. WD-2000, San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant Expansion, Swinerton & Walberg Co., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0051 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of December 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0052 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute modification No. 4 to the Agreement with 
Brian E. Gray, Attorney at Law, for temporary and 
expert services relating to State Water Resources 
Control Board Bay/Delta Hearings and City's water 
rights, increasing the contract amount by $150,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 
No - Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0053 WD Designating Tuesday, February 27, 1990 at 2:00 p.m. 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, as the date, 
time and place for a public hearing by the Public 
Utilities Commission to consider the past mandatory 
water rationing experience, prior to completion of 
a contingency rationing plan in the event that a 
water supply shortage develops in 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0054 MR Accepting the Booz, Allen and Hamilton report 
entitled "Analysis of Light Rail Vehicle 
Modification and Component Rebuild Needs"; and 
authorizing the Municipal Railway to close out the 
contract balance of $56.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

90-031 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0055 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 

Bureau, to execute Amendment No. 3 to Professional 
Services Agreement with EIP Associates, for 
preparing the Environmental Impact Report for the 
Calaveras Pipeline Replacement project, in an 
amount not to exceed $100,096. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0056 GM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to enter into a Professional Services Contract with 
A. Lee Knight as Planning Manager, for a period not 
to exceed 18 months and in an amount not to exceed 
$90,750. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0057 GM Adopting the baseline budget for fiscal year 

1990-91 for all departments under the jurisdiction 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General 
Counsel, to read from Section 3.500 of the City Charter, to clarify 
the responsibility and charges of the Commission vs. those of the 
General Manager. Mr. Krueger complied. 

Commissioner Toupin asked for a copy of the information cited, and 
any Charter revision relating to the power and authority of the 
Commission . 

Commissionr Chin requested that issues affecting the department 
which will be placed on the ballot be brought before the Commission 
for comment. 

President Rodis requested that in the future the Commission have 
the opportunity to discuss policy issues in advance before they are 
reflected in the budget. 

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90-032 



Report of the General Manager 

Consolidation 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
further on the proposed consolidation of the Water Department and 
Hetch Hetchy General Manager positions, and referred to the report 
submitted by Mr. Dean Coffey, who formerly served as the General 
Manager of Public Utilities, the Water Department, and Hetch 
Hetchy, and to the legal opinion from the City Attorney. 

Inasmuch as Mr. Coffey was not present for discussion, President 
Rodis requested that the matter be put over until the next 
meeting. Commissioner Flynn asked that it be heard now without 
delay. He said the City Attorney's opinion clearly reflected that 
a change required a Charter amendment. In response to a question, 
Mr. Krueger replied, that when merging management the Commission 
would be subject to the Charter as it would be a de facto merger of 
the departments. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to accept Mr. Coffey's report and the City 
Attorney's opinion. Commissioner Toupin seconded the motion. 
Commissioners Flynn and Toupin voted in favor of the motion, 
Commissioners Rodis and Chin voted No. The motion failed. 

Commissioner Chin noted that the Commission needed to discuss the 
level of policy coordination between the Water Department, Hetch 
Hetchy, the Sewer System and the Fire Department. 

Commissioner Flynn asked that the matter be calendared for a 
subsequent meeting. 

Communications 

Mr. Elzey reported that additional information had been developed 
by staff and submitted to the Commission. 

Commissioner Toupin expressed his feelings about the memorandum and 
said there were better ways of accomplishing unity of communication 
and unity of purpose, and that Mr. Elzey should review and modify 
it. 

Mr. Elzey reiterated his position and intent, and agreed to modify 
his memorandum and present it to the Commission. 

Water Department General Manager Search 

Mr. Elzey announced the resignation of Arthur Jensen as General 
Manager of the Water Department, effective March 9, 1990. He said 
it was important that the search process begin as soon as possible. 

President Rodis recommended that Dr. Gerald West, Consultant, be 
instructed to proceed with the planning and preliminary groundwork 
for a replacement. 

******** 

Resolution No. 90-0052 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute Modification No. 4 to the Agreement with Brian 
E. Gray, Attorney at Law, for temporary and expert services 
relating to State Water Resources Control Board Bay/Delta Hearings 
and City's water rights, increasing the contract amount by $150,000 

Commissioner Flynn moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner 
Toupin seconded. Resolution No. 90-0052 was adopted. 

90-033 



As a result of the discussion that developed following the vote, 
Commissioner Flynn asked that his vote be withdrawn from the 
original motion. He moved to rescind the motion and asked for 
additional information as to how much money had already been spent 
on the contract. Commissioner Chin seconded. Commissioners Flynn 
and Chin voted in favor of rescinding the motion, Commissioners 
Rodis and Toupin voted No. The motion failed. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the records show he voted not to 
continue this contract until the information he requested was 
available . 

******** 

Resolulution No. 90-0057 — Adopting the baseline budget for fiscal 
year 1990-91 for all departments under the jurisdiction of the 
Public Utilities Commission. (Continued from the special meeting of 
February 7, 1990. ) 

Mr. Elzey reported that staff met with Police Chief Jordan and his 
staff, and the Transport Workers Union and their representatives, 
to discuss security and our proposed PUC pilot security program. 
The conclusion reached was the need for resources in the Police 
Department to address the issue of crime on Muni to the 
satisfaction of both the public and Muni operators, and the need 
for further discussion of the problem. Mr. Elzey stated that he 
left the meeting committing to the Chief: that he would recommend 
to the Commission that the proposal for a MUNI/PUC pilot security 
program be withdrawn; that he would work with the Chief and his 
staff and TWU, to focus on identifying all areas of the problem and 
needs; and that once accomplished we would seek supplemental funds 
for the Police Department. 

President Rodis opened the public hearing on the budget. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, Transport 
Workers Union, stated it was not clear as to in which budget the 
funds should be placed. If the funds are placed in the Police 
Department's budget, there is no quarantee that the officers would 
be utilized at Muni at all times; but if they are in the PUC budget 
and work ordered to the Police Department then the officers would 
be assigned to Muni. This is an issue that needs to be addressed. 

Commissioner Toupin noted that if a specific number of police 
officers dedicated to the Muni is desired, then that number and the 
cost should be determined and put into the budget. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, noted 
that specific money was added to the Police Department a number of 
years ago for a transit police unit with 55 people in it and those 
officers have not been deployed as intended. The Police Department 
is saying that those positions are not being filled when there are 
other positions open within the Police Department and that an 
additional $3 or $4 million would guarantee the people they are 
currently giving us. 

Mr. Joe Garcia stated he had been experiencing a problem with 
accessible bus transportation on Lines 52, 43 and 26, going back to 
early January when it all started. He said the problem was both 
operator and mechanical and that he had written a letter to Mr. 
Stead but the situation had not improved. President Rodis directed 
Mr. Stead to personally look into the matter and to report back at 
the next Commission meeting. 



90-034 



Mr. Neil Gendel, Sierra Club representative to the City and County 
of San Francisco Hazardous Materials Advisory Committee, commented 
that none of the PUC's sites, where hazardous materials are used, 
have obtained a permit from the Health Department. He urged that 
the department comply with this law. Mr. Gendel made reference to 
the proposal for reorganization of the Safety Bureau. He said that 
there should be a safety staff in the departments as well as the 
bureau . 

Mr. David Novogrodsky, Business Manager, Local 21, IFPTE, spoke 
about the merits of retaining the Health and Safety Department. He 
said a centralized unit had its advantages. He urged the 
Commission to take a look at how the unit is operating, to fully 
fund it, and keep it functioning as it is now. 

Mr. Martin concurred with Mr. Novogrodsky. He said the Municipal 
Railway was the only major transit system in the country that does 
not have an ongoing health and safety program. 

Commissioner Flynn suggested putting the proposed PUC 
Communications unit in the Municipal Railway Community Affairs 
Department and that work for other departments be done there. 

President Rodis concurred. He noted that Muni has billboard space 
that could be utilized for water rationing. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Community Affairs, spoke about the 
Community Affairs Department and the different services rendered. 
He said the proposal to expand his program to cover other 
departments would have serious impact on the existing Muni program 
and would require more resources. 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 5:56 P.M. 

President Rodis said that the Commission is required to approve a 
baseline budget today for submission to the Mayor. He suggested 
continuing the new programs to the next meeting. 

Mr. David Pilpel spoke against separating the baseline budget and 
the new programs. He spoke against consolidating Communications 
and funding the new Communications unit from professional sevices, 
and in favor of retaining the Health and Safety unit. He also 
opposed work ordering security from the Police Department. 

President Rodis closed the public hearing. Consideration of the 
other budget items was continued to the regular meeting of February 
27, 1990. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
the baseline budget was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 6:00 P.M 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
5? February 27, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DEFT. 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-036 



Call to Order: 2:20 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the special 
meeting of February 7, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session . 

90-0058 WD Approving negotiated settlement of litigation 
Thompson vs State of California. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0059 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $146,458.59. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0060 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $6,600.26 
for the month of January, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0061 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff and authorizing bid call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-881, No. 31 
Balboa Electrification - Trolley Coach Overhead 
Construction . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-037 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0062 MR Approving debit modification in the amount of 
$281,000 for additional work as set forth in 
Contract Modification No. 1 to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-1005, Cable Car System - Furnish 
and Install Replacements for Depression Beams; 
approving extension of time of 45 calendar days; 
and requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve 
funding since anticipated cost of modification 
exceeds the original amount by more than 10%. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0063 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-803, Cherry Valley Domestic Water Supply, in the 
amount of $47,501, to Lee Engineering Enterprises, 
Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0064 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of January 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0065 GM Commending Arthur R. Jensen, for his 6 years of 
service to the City and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0066 GM Authorizing the Director of Property to proceed 

with acquisition of right-of-way easement from the 
San Francisco Unified School District at no cost, 
for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, 
repairing and replacing a water main. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-038 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0067 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
an easement agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric 
Co. for an underground utility line across a 
portion of the Hetch Hetchy right-of-way in 
Stanislaus County, and to process for approval by 
the Board of Supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 
Abstained - Flynn 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0068 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the term of the contract with Downey, 
Brand, Seymour and Rohwer (Counsel) through 
December 31, 1990 and increasing the contract 
amount by an additional $150,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0069 MR Approving the findings of the Negative Declaration 
concerning the environmental impacts of a Diesel 
Bus Maintenance, Operations and Storage Facility on 
a proposed site at Army Street and Interstate-280 
in San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0070 MR Requesting the City's Department of Real Estate to 
acquire the 3.8 acre Granex Corporation property at 
1301 Army Street for use as a Diesel Bus 
Maintenance, Storage and Operating Facility; 
requesting that the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation advance up to $5,100,000 
for funding the purchase, toxic evaluation, and 
remedition on this and adjacent parcels; and 
authorizing negotiation with the Port Commission, 
Department of Public Works and State Depatment of 
Transporatation for title or a long-term lease to 
several adjacent parcels. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-039 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0071 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

issue a Final Contract Payment Authorization in the 
amount of $1,020.32 to John Nimmons & Associates, 
for provision of consultative services for the 
preliminary assessment of the viability of a 
district heating and cooling system for the Mission 
Bay Development. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0072 Approving the Water Department Capital Improvement 
Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0073 Approving Hetch Hetchy Capital Improvement Program 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0074 Approving the Transit Impact Development Fee 
expenditures . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0075 Approving adjustments to the baseline budgets and 
new programs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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90-040 



Report of the General Manager 

Consolidation 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, referred 
to the proposed consolidation of the Water Department and Hetch 
Hetchy General Manager positions and the report submitted by Mr. 
Dean Coffey, who formerly served as the General Manager of Public 
Utilities, the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy. He stated that 
Mr. Coffey was present and available to answer any questions on 
this matter. 

President Rodis asked if the Commissioners had any questions about 
the report. There were none. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to accept Mr. Coffey's report as 
rendered. Commissioner Chiesa seconded the motion. The motion 
passed unanimously. Commissioner Flynn explained that the vote to 
accept the report means that the positions of General Manager of 
the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy will not be combined. 

Proposed Golf Course 

Mr. Elzey summarized the proposal for potential development of a 
golf course on watershed property in San Mateo County. He said 
staff had presented a status report to the Commission, as requested. 

In her presentation, Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Claims and 
Contracts, described the history of the concept of a golf course on 
the southern end of the Crystal Springs watershed, dating back some 
20 years. She said the present proposal cannot go forward without 
environmental work being done. Staff is proposing to develop a 
scope of work for a environmental consultant to develop an 
Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The EIR process would take 
1-1/2 to 2 years to complete and would involve public hearings and 
meetings before a final decision is made approving or disapproving 
a golf course. 

Ms. Nancy Alexander, Planning Director, City of Woodside, requested 
that a public hearing be calendared early in the process before a 
decision is made as to whether to go forward with an EIR at all. 
She said the public should be given the opportunity to provide 
input. 

President Rodis stated that the Commission has received hundreds of 
letters on both sides of the issue and was aware of the different 
positions and that there would be public hearings before any final 
decision . 

Commissioner Flynn requested that staff furnish detailed financial 
data covering the present operation of the Sunol and Crystal 
Springs golf courses so the Commission can analyze the information 
prior to authorizing an EIR. 

Commissioner Chin suggested that a public hearing be calendared in 
advance of an EIR coming before the Commission, so the pros and 
cons can be heard. 

Mr. Elzey stated that staff would prepare the information requested 
and report back to the Commission. 



90-041 



The Embarcadero 

Mr. Elzey referred to a recent news article regarding a proposal by 
the Mayor that an alternative to demolishing the freeway and 
constructing new on and off ramps in The Embarcadero area be 
reviewed. Caltrans has given the City 60 days to decide whether or 
not the City will accept responsibility to design and construct a 
new roadway as an alternative to retrofitting the existing 
freeway. Mr. Elzey indicated that a Embarcadero Freeway study 
group, comprised of staff from the Public Utilities Commission, 
Department of Public Works, Planning and the Chief Administrator's 
office, is reviewing and evaluating the proposal. The Commission 
will be keep informed. 

******** 

Item No. 8 — Public Hearing to consider the past mandatory water 
rationing experience, prior to completion of a mandatory rationing 
plan in the event that a water supply shortage develops in 1990. 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, General Manager, Water Department, recalled the 
1988-89 rationing plan which was suspended last May. He said 
rationing may be needed this year and staff is developing a 
rationing program should it become necessary. Before making 
recommendations and finalizing those plans, the public is being 
given the opportunity to present their views. 

Mr. Norman Lougee, Manager of Resources and Planning, Water 
Department, described the previous rationing plan, which called for 
a reduction of inside water use by 10% and outside water use by 
60%. These reductions were applied to the 1987 usage, the year 
prior to the drought. The exception process was adopted to 
accommodate changes in customers' needs since 1987. Mr. Lougee 
stated that the same plan was being considered for this year. 
Today staff wanted to hear what the public had to say about the 
last rationing plan, how it worked, and if they had suggestions for 
improvement . 

President Rodis opened the public hearing. 

Mr. Doug Short, Vice President, San Francisco Bay Area Water Users 
Association and representing 30 suburban agencies in San Mateo, 
Santa Clara and Alameda County that purchase water from the Water 
Department, stated that the original mandatory allocation program 
was deficient in several areas: the monthly allocation based on 
the indoor/outdoor percentage; the excessive use or penalty 
charges; the accumulative banking of being over or under monthly 
allotment; and the mandatory water use restrictions. The 
Association has a Drought Contingency Committee that has been 
working with Water Department staff and management to resolve and 
improve some of the issues. He said the proposed plan is still 
deficient in the area of the monthly allocation based on the 
indoor/outdoor percent reduction and the accumulative banking 
aspect . 

Ms. Sandra Surber expressed concern about the possibility of 
another drought and water rationing. It was her opinion that 
proposing a golf course that would use approximately 100 million 
gallons of water a year was a waste. 



90-042 



Mr. Robert Rathborne, General Manager, Coastside Water District and 
member of the Bay Area Water Users Association, read a letter 
responding to the Water Department's notification of possible water 
rationing. He urged that consideration be given to the lead time 
necessary for wholesale agencies to enact their own rationing 
plans, and that the Water Department not bill them for excess use 
charges at a time when they are not legally or practically able to 
recover such charges from their customers. 

There being no further public comments, President Rodis closed the 
public hearing. 

******** 

Item No. 9(d) — To consider rejecting all bids received on January 
30, 1990 for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2044, 
Masonry Wall and Security Fence for SFWD Corporation Yard, and 
authorizing readver tisement of the contract. 

Mr. Virgilio Talao, owner of Interlane General Engineering Inc. and 
a small business contractor, stated that his bid was over the 
project budget by 50%. The two bids received were only $1,000 
apart. The Utilities Engineering Bureau recommended rejecting the 
bids. Mr. Talao urged the Commission to reconsider the request for 
rejection. He pointed out that the process of readvertising and 
rebidding would not be cost effective. 

Commissioner Toupin suggested that staff evaluate the cost of 
rebidding and what the net gains would be to the City. 

The item was contined to the March 13 meeting. 

******** 

Resolution No. 90-0065 — Commending Arthur Jensen, for his 6 years 
of service to the City and County of San Francisco. 

Mr. Elzey praised Mr. Jensen for his knowledge, competence and high 
integrity. He said Art would be missed and that he enjoyed working 
with him. 

Commissioner Toupin stated that one of the important 
characteristics of Art's fine performance was his vision of the 
future in water and that he had made a great contribution in that 
area. 

Commissioner Flynn said he had alot of respect for Art and that he 
was exceptionally knowledgeable and a great technician in his field 

President Rodis said he wanted to echo the sentiments and wished 
him well in his future endeavors. 

Mr. Jensen thanked the Commission and said it had been a pleasure 
working with them. 

******* 

Resolution No. 90-0067 — Authorizing the Real Estate Depatment to 
negotite an easement agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. 
for an underground utility line across a portion of the Hetch 
Hetchy right-of-way in Stanislaus County, and to process for 
approval by the Board of Supervisors. 

Commissioner Flynn requested permission to abstain from voting. 

90-043 



On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Commissioner Flynn was excused from voting on this item. 

******** 

Resolution No. 90-0069 — Approving the findings of the Negative 
Declaration concerning the environmental impacts of a Diesel Bus 
Maintenance, Operations and Storage Facility on a proposed site at 
Army Street and Interstate-280 in San Francisco; and Resolution No. 
90-0070 — Requesting the City's Department of Real Estate to 
acquire the 3.8 acre Granex Corporation property at 1301 Army 
Street for use as a Diesel Bus Maintenance, Storage and Operating 
Facility; requesting that the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation advance up to $5,100,000 for funding the 
purchase, toxic evaluation, and remediation on this and adjacent 
parcels; and authorizing negotiation with the Port Commission, 
Department of Public Works and State Department of Transportation 
for title or a long-term lease to several adjacent parcels. 
(Continued from meeting of February 13, 1990.) 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance stated 
that a site had been located in the area of Islais Creek and Army 
Street that would be suitable to the needs of the Municipal Railway 
to enable the department to move out of Kirkland and 24th & Utah, 
and relocate its heavy duty maintenance. The item before the 
Commission today would allow borrowing money from the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation (SFMRIC) to purchase the 
one private parcel on that site. 

Commissioner Chin requested that staff provide information 
describing the alternate uses for the 24th & Utah property. 

******** 

The meeting recessed at 4:00 P.M. and reconvened at 4:20 P.M. 

******** 

Resolutions No. 90-0072, 90-0073, 90-0074 adopting Capital 
Improvement Programs for the Water Department, Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power and an expenditure plan for the Transit Impact 
Development Fee; and Resolution No. 90-0075 approving adjustments 
to the baseline budget and new programs. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
summarized the items listed in the 1990-91 Budget Request 
Supplemental Information package dated February 27, 1990. 

President Rodis asked for public comments. There were none. 

Commissioner Flynn moved, Commissioner Chiesa seconded to modify 
the Municipal Railway baseline budget as reflected in the 
Supplemental Information package distributed today. The 
modification was approved. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
the Water Department Capital Improvement Program was adopted. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
the Hetch Hetchy Capital Improvement Program was adopted. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
the Transit Impact Development Fee expenditures for 1990-91 were 
adopted . 

90-044 



On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
the New Programs Priority List for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power was 
approved . 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
the New Programs Priority List for the Water Department was 
approved . 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
the New Programs Priority List for the Municipal Railway was 
approved . 

The issue of whether the Health and Safety unit would be 
decentralized or remain as a PUC unit was considered. 

Commissioner Toupin moved to retain the centralized unit and 
requested that an attempt be made to improve its performance over 
the next year. Commissioner Chiesa seconded. The motion carried. 

Commissioner Flynn made a motion to adopt the rest of the PUC 
Operating budgets. Commissioner Chiesa seconded. The motion 
carried. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. Joe Garcia was present for a status report on the problem he 
had been experiencing with accessible bus transportation. 

Mr. Stead reported that there was a problem with reliability of the 
lifts. The department had been understaffed in maintaining lifts 
but additional personnel has been reassigned to that unit. He said 
a MOU grievance is in process. 

In reference to the deployment of personnel to lift maintenance, 
Commissioner Flynn asked staff to furnish the Commission 
information as to from which unit they were reassigned. 

Mr. David Novogrodsky, Business Manager, Local 21, IFPTE, asked for 
clarification of the action taken on the Health and Safety unit, 
specifically staffing of the Manager, Claims and Contracts position 
which he understood is being eliminated. 

Mr. Harrington explained that when the Commission voted to keep the 
Health and Safety unit a consolidated unit with a manager in 
charge, the decision did not mean keeping Claims, Contracts and 
Real Estate as a complete unit. The baseline budget which was 
adopted sent Real Estate to the Water Department, Claims to the 
Bureau of Finance and Contract Compliance in the General Manager's 
unit. The bureau head position of Claims and Contracts would move 
to Finance, be deleted from the budget and replaced with someone 
only in charge of Risk Management and Claims. The position of 
manager of Health and Safety would be at the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau . 

The consensus of the Commission was that the intention of their 
vote was to keep the Health and Safety unit status quo, and that 
meant that everything would remain the same, including staffing 
positions . 



90-045 



Commissioner Chin stated that he interpreted that the action taken 
by the Commission applied to Health and Safety and not the other 
elements of reorganization, and as such it was a programmatic 
decision and not a personnel decision. He suggested that the 
General Manager take another look at the reorganization of Health 
and Safety, determine the staffing needed and whether a safety 
manager is sufficient to oversee the Health and Safety unit, and to 
report back to the Commission. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:50 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 






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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

March 13, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



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MAR 2 3 1990 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-047 



Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 13, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0076 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $45,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0077 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $6,164.49 and 
a writeoff compromise reduction for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $160.47, for the month 
of February, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0078 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount 
of $85,272.68, to San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-801, J-Line Connection, Homer J. 
Olsen, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



90-048 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0079 MR Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 8 in the 

amount of $85,972, to Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-860, William B. Scott Facility - General 
Construction, Apersey Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0080 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Water and Power Contract No. HH-743R, Cherry Valley 
and O' Shaughnessey , Install and Test Wells, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $11,134.70; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $3,580.50 
to Callison, Thompson, Carrell, Inc., dba Jack 
Carrell Drilling, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0081 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a contract with Utah State University 
Foundation in the amount of $4,500, to hire Dr. J. 
Paul Tullis, consultant, to study the problem of 
cavitation at Canyon Portal Valvehouse. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0082 MR Authorizing a fund transfer of $50,000 from the 
Contra-flow Lane project to Historic Melbourne 
project, to rebuild a streetcar. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0083 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No, 869, Potrero 
Facility Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



90-049 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0084 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2044, Masonry Wall and Security Fence for SFWD 
Corporation Yard, in the amount of $82,666, to 
Interlane General Engineering, Inc. and P&J utility 
Co., AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0085 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1950, Millbrae Headquarters Auto Shop and 
Warehouse Replacements, in the amount of $2,871,000, 
to Nibbi Lowe Construction, Contractor; and 
requesting the Controller to transfer funds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0086 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to solicit proposals from consultant 
engineering firms to provide an engineering solution 
to repair the structural damages to Eleanor Dam and 
Early Intake Dam. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0087 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 1 to the professional 
services agreement with Leedshill-Herkenhof f/AGS , 
Inc. to perform additional geotechnical 
investigations in connection with the Needs 
Assessment Study of Balboa and Francisco Reservoirs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0088 E Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Improvement Corporation to provide up to $725,000 to 
meet unanticipated operational and safety 
requirements and UMTA ineligible costs at Harrison 
Street Motor Coach Operating Division (Flynn) and 
the Harrison Street Annex Facility (Scott Center). 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



90-050 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0089 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $51,858,695 from 
1990-91 State Transit Capital Improvement funds and 
$51,858,695 from such regional and local match funds 
sources as State Transit Assistance funds and/or 
Bridge Toll Net Revenues, Bay Area Rapid Transit 
District funds, or Hetch Hetchy funds, or Transit 
Impact Development Fees, or Transportation Sales Tax 
Revenues, or the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation funds, for partial funding 
of the following Municipal Railway projects: 
Construct the Muni Metro Turnback; Replace aged 
standard-sized trolleys with new articulated 
trolleys; Continue constructing the Market Street 
Transit Throughfare and F-MARKET Line, and 
rehabilitate historic streetcars; Reconstruct the 
trolley overhead system serving the 14-MISSION; 
Construct new terminals for the M-OCEANVIEW and 
J-CHURCH light rail vehicle lines; Purchase new 
light rail vehicles; Construct the Muni Metro 
Extension to Sixth Street; Replace the Muni Metro 
subway signal system; Acquire land and design the 
new Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Facility; Complete 
design and begin construction of the F-EMBARCADERO 
Streetcar Extension; and Extend the 14-MISSION 
Trolley bus line to the Daly City BART Station. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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New Busiess 

Referring to a recent newspaper article, President Rodis inquired 
about the graffiti cleaner presently used by the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied that 
the department had been using Orange Magic but were now using Big 
which is cheaper. At this point in time, whether it is an exact 
equal in performance is still a matter of debate but if it doesn't 
prove to be an adequate substitute then we will revert to using 
Orange Magic again. 

Report of the General Manager 

New Cable Car 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Community Affairs, Municipal Railway, 
announced that staff was developing a program for a festival in 
celebration of Muni's new cable car. This is the third cable car 
built by Muni employees since the early 1960's. Festivities will 
include a parade of 21 decorated cable cars; Army, Navy and 
University of California marching bands; antique police and fire 



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department vehicles; antique motor cars; and a free concert in Union 
Square with the group "Pride and Joy" performing. He said Mayor 
Agnos will dedicate the car and honor the workers in a ceremony in 
front of the St. Francis Hotel. Chevron USA and the Bank of America 
will underwrite free cable car service that day. 

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Item No. 10. -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to solicit proposals for professional transit consulting services 
relative to Cable Car Fare Collection System. 

Mr. Johnny Stein, Deputy General Manager, Transportation, Municipal 
Railway, stated that this item was a request to solicit proposals 
for a professional transit consulting firm to provide covert 
observation of cable car fare collections. 

Commissioner Chin moved for approval. Due to lack of a second the 

motion died. 

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Resolution No. 90-0087 — Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to execute Amendment No. 1 to the professional 
services agreement with Leedshill-Herkenhof f/AGS, Inc. to perform 
additional geotechnical investigations in connection with the Needs 
Assessment Study of Balboa and Francisco Reservoirs. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that upon completion of the original scope of work it was found that 
there needed to be some additional geotechnical work to ascertain 
what could be done with the security of the embankment between the 
two reservoirs and this is a request to perform that additional work, 

President Rodis inquired about the study that was to be completed 
last December. 

Mr. Dave Sutter, Project Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
replied that the hydraulic study was essentially completed but was 
returned to the consultant for additional information relating to 
the requirements and criteria for emergency storage. He said the 
final report is expected by Friday of this week and a summary will 
be distributed to the Commission. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0087 was approved. 

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Item No. 17 — Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a detailed scope of work and 
appropriate fee for a professional services contract with 
Jordan-Foster Associates, for an amount not to exceed $1,300,000, 
for the design phase of the Muni Metro Extension to Mission Bay. 

Mr. Keener said he was not supporting the recommendation made by the 
Selection Committee due to insufficient reference information. 

Mr. Stead stated that he had not reviewed the document and that in 
his absence it was signed by an unauthorized person. 

President Rodis asked staff to look into the matter and to report 
back to the Commission as to how this happened. 

The item was taken off calendar. 

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90-052 



Resolution No. 90-0089 — Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, 
Finance, to apply for, accept, and expend $51,858,695 from 1990-91 
State Transit Capital Improvement funds and $51,858,695 from such 
regional and local match funds sources as State Transit Assistance 
funds and/or Bridge Toll Net Revenues, Bay Area Rapid Transit 
District funds, or Hetch Hetchy funds, or Transit Impact Development 
Fees, or Transportation Sales Tax Revenues, or the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation funds, for partial funding 
of the following Municipal Railway projects: Construct the Muni 
Metro Turnback; Replace aged standard-sized trolleys with new 
articulated trolleys; Continue constructing the Market Street 
Transit Throughfare and F-MARKET Line, and rehabilitate historic 
streetcars; Reconstruct the trolley overhead system serving the 
14-MISSION; Construct new terminals for the M-OCEANVIEW and J-CHURCH 
light rail vehicle lines; Purchase new light rail vehicles; 
Construct the Muni Metro Extension to Sixth Street; Replace the Muni 
Metro subway signal system; Acquire land and design the new Metro 
East Light Rail Vehicle Facility; Complete design and begin 
construction of the F-EMBARCADERO Streetcar Extension; and Extend 
the 14-MISSION Trolley bus line to the Daly City BART Station. 

Mr. Fred Howell, Director, Resource Planning & Development, stated 
that this was a request for resources to fund major capital projects 
for the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. David Pilpel stated he was not convinced that the Metro 
Extension project is meritorious, as a decision has not as yet been 
made on the Mission Bay Project. 

He said he objected to the use of Transit Impact Development Fee 
funds for capital projects and that the funding source is more 
appropriate for Operations and Maintenance. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, replied 
that PUC has an agreement with BART to partially fund the Metro 
Extension and that it is one of the priority projects with or 
without Mission Bay, as transit service is needed in the South Beach 
Corridor . 

Regarding the use of Transit Impact Development Fees, Mr. Harrington 
said both capital and operating expenses are eligible for the funds. 

On motin of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, Resolution No. 90-0090 was 
unanimously adopted. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel requested that the 1991-92 budget year start 
earlier so the public has the opportunity for input. 

Regarding the Embarcadero Freeway, Mr. Pilpel suggested that staff 
communicate to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors urging that the 
decisive action they take on the freeway not impinge upon the Metro 
Turnback Project, causing a delay in the project and increased costs 

Mr. Pilpel said he finds it inappropriate to be considering 
development of golf courses on watershed lands that should be 
maintained in their present natural state. 



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Mr. Pilpel suggested the development of a Citizens Advisory 
Committee on the Municipal Railway, as already exists in Samtrans, 
Caltrain and Golden Gate Transit. Commissioner Chin requested that 
he present to the Commission his thoughts on the structuring of such 
a committee. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:13 P.M 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

March 27, 1990 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-055 



Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 13, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0090 GM Approving the temporary appointment of Johnny B. 

Stein as General Manager, Municipal Railway, to be 
effective April 2, 1990 and to cease with the 
appointment of a permanent incumbent or within 90 
calendar days, whichever occurs first. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 
Absent - Rodis, Toupin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0091 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2032, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Sacramento Street between Locust and Divisadero 
Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0092 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-2025, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Pine Street between Grant Avenue and Leavenworth 
Street, in the net amount of $307,580, to Uniacke 
Construction, Inc. and Vickers Concrete Sawing, A 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-056 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0093 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-2026, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Carl Street between Hillway Avenue and Clayton 
Street, in the amount of $224,900, to Interlane 
General Engineering, Inc. and P & J Utility Co., A 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0094 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-2046R, Painting La Grande Standpipe and Forest 
Hill Tanks, in the amount of $89,800, to Eligom 
International Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0095 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 3 in the amount 
of $220,000, to San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-801, J-Line Connection, Homer J. 
Olsen, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0096 WD Designating Tuesday, April 24, 1990 at 2:00 P.M. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, as the date, 
time and place for a public hearing by the Public 
Utilities Commission to consider adoption of a water 
rationing plan in the event that a water supply 
shortage is declared. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0097 WD Designating Tuesday, April 24, 1990 at 2:00 P.M. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, as the date, 
time and place for a public hearing by the Public 
Utilities Commission for considering proposals for 
rate increases for water service and water supplied 
by the San Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-057 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0098 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of February 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0099 GM Commending William G. Stead, for his 5 years of 
service to the City and County of San Francisco 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0100 GM Approving the temporary appointment made by the 
General Manager of Public Utilities of John P. 
Mullane as General Manager, Water Department, 
effective April 2, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0101 MR Requesting the Controller to transfer $2,948,789 
from 15 completed or low-priority Hetch Hetchy 
projects to 11 high-priority projects which require 
additional funds for the completion of design and 
construction . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0102 MR Recognizing the achievements of and commending the 
Municipal Railway workers who built Cable Car 16; 
and authorizing free cable car service to the public 
on April 10, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0103 MR Authorizing $73,000 in surplus funds in Object 140, 
Fixed Charges, to be made available for expenses 
associated with the Regional Transit Connection 
program in 1989-90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 
90-058 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0104 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $282,542, 
reappropriating funds from the McAllister Street 
Contra-Flow Lane project to a new project for the 
Acquisition and Transportation of SEPTA PCC 
Streetcars . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0105 MR Authorizing the transfer of $395,000 between 

divisions and budget objects to cover certain salary 
and non-salary deficits. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0106 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a detailed scope of 
work and appropriate fee for a professional services 
contract with Jordan-Foster Associates, for an 
amount not to exceed $1,300,000, for the design 
phase of the Muni Metro Extension to Mission Bay. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn 
Noes - Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0107 FM Authorizing the PUC Finance Director to pay the 

Urban Mass Transportation Administration the sum of 
$494,089 plus interest, for disallowed capital 
project costs related to engineering of the Harrison 
Street facility. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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90-059 



Municipal Railway General Manager Appointment 

President Rodis announced that the Commission met in executive 
session before the meeting and appointed Mr. Johnny B. Stein, 
General Manager of the Municipal Railway. The temporary appointment 
will be effective April 2, and cease with a permanent appointment or 
within 90 days, whichever is first. 

Old Business 

1155 Market Street Premises 

President Rodis inquired about the status of acquiring the building 
at 1155 Market Street for the Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, replied 
that the real estate department was not successful in purchasing the 
building. The price was over the amount we wanted to pay. Staff is 
reexamining its overall space needs. Also, discussions are taking 
place with the Mayor's office regarding the possibility of a swap of 
the City College property at Market and Gough Streets for the Balboa 
Reservoir property. 

Water Department General Manager Announcement 

Commenting on the request from the General Manager of Public 
Utilities for input from the Commissioners in finalizing the 
recruitment announcement for the Water Department General Manager 
position, Commissioner Flynn suggested and it was agreed that the 
evaluation panel consist of seven members, and that each 
commissioner have the option to name one person to the panel and the 
General Manager would name two members. 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Elzey reported that last week the Mayor held a meeting of 
department heads to talk about several critical high priority 
issues, one being the soaring cost of Workmen's Compensation and how 
it is affecting the resources and dollars being budgeted in the City 
and County of San Francisco. The Mayor gave out questionnaires 
asking the departments to respond by April 2. Mr. Elzey said he had 
formulated an internal committee to gather input from the various 
departments and bureaus for review prior to the deadline established 
by the Mayor. The committee will also establish some basic 
guidelines for the development of policy and programs for Workmen's 
Compensation within the PUC. 

The second issue the Mayor brought up was Minority Business and 
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation in the activities 
and contracts of the City and County of San Francisco. Mr. Elzey 
stated that our contract compliance unit, under the leadership of 
Arnold Baker, has been quite successful in meeting the goals 
established for the City. He said an internal committee has been 
formulated to review and update MBE/DBE participation, rules and 
regulations, and existing policies, to comply with Urban Mass 
Transportation Authority regulations and current City and State 
guidelines. That committee is to report back within four weeks with 
recommendations. Staff intends to present a comprehensive package 
of resolutions and updated items to the Commission in the near 
future. 

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Mr. John Mullane, Acting General Manager, Water Department, stated 
that this resolution was a declaration of intention on the part of 
the Commission that sometime in the future if deemed necessary the 
Commission would authorize the General Managers of Water and Hetchy 
to seek out surplus water for purchase, negotiate an agreement for 
that purchase, and make recommendations on what funding sources 
would be available to pay for the purchase. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if deobligation meant that some capital 
projects would be taken out of the present program. Mr. Mullane 
replied in the affirmative. Commissioner Flynn requested that staff 
suggest to the Commission what projects are recommended to be 
deobligated. Following a short discussion it was the consensus that 
the item should be put over pending receipt of a list of projects to 
be deobligated. The item was continued. 

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Resolution No. 90-0103 — Authorizing $73,000 in surplus funds in 
Object 140, Fixed Charges, to be made available for expenses 
associated with the Regional Transit Connection program in 1989-90. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Community Affairs, Municipal Railway, 
stated that the Regional Transit Connection program is one of the 
more successful regional programs to promote public transit. It was 
established in fiscal year 1986-87 to market the various transit 
tickets. Muni does not have an existing program nor the staff to 
develop such a program beyond its current vendor outlet sales force. 

Ms. Romaine Boldridge, Commission Secretary, stated that staff was 
supposed to provide a substitute resolution deleting the last 
resolve clause which would have authorized entering into an 
agreement for future years without identifying the funding or the 
number of years. The item was calendared with the understanding the 
corrected resolution would be forthcoming but it was not received. 

Commissioner Chin made a motion to amend the resolution with the 
last resolve clause deleted. Commissioner Chiesa seconded. The 
motion carried. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0103 as amended, was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0104 -- Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental Appropriation 
in the amount of $282,542, reappropr iating funds from the McAllister 
Street Contra-Flow Lane project to a new project for the Acquisition 
and Transportation of SEPTA PCC Streetcars. 

Mr. Stead reported that when the City adopted plans to accept the 
F-Line, the Market Street/Fishermans Wharf line, Muni was given the 
responsibility of rehabilitating a PCC fleet of streetcars to 
service that line. Currently, Muni has 45 of these cars in 
storage. Last year Muni engineering and maintenance staff visited 
Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland to inspect their stored 
PCC cars and it was the staff's consensus that the PCC's in 
Philadelphia would be the most economical for Muni to rebuild. Mr. 
Stead said the SEPTA cars would be purchased at a lesser cost and 
could be rehabilitated using parts from the stored cars. The funds 
from the Contra-flow project would be only a portion of the money 



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needed to get the project moving. The remainder of the funding 
would be procured from other sources. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0104 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0106 — Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to negotiate and execute a detailed scope of work 
and appropriate fee for a professional services contract with 
Jordan-Foster Associates, for an amount not to exceed $1,300,000, 
for the design phase of the Muni Metro Extension to Mission Bay. 
(Continued from meeting of March 13, 1990.) 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager of the Utilities Bureau, recalled that 
the item was put over from the last meeting because Mr. Stead had 
indicated he was not familiar with the item or the resolution. Mr. 
Stead has since approved it and supports the resolution. Mr. Keener 
said staff was now recommending Commission approval. 

Mr. David Pilpel stated he was opposed to the Metro Extension 
Project and this item moves to make that a reality. He said his 
opposition was based on the determination of the Mission Bay 
Project. Without that he saw at this point insufficient 
justification for the Metro Extension Project until the Mission Bay 
Project has been approved. 

Mr. Elzey stated that the planning process of the Mission Bay 
Project is in the growing stages and if we wait until it is approved 
it may be sometime before we begin work on the extension. This is 
an intrical part of our overall Muni Metro Extension process which 
the City eventually needs for development of a rail line all the way 
down the Bayshore Corridor. 

Mr. Stead said it was needed to connect to the new yard where the 
cars will be serviced. 

Commission Chin thought Mr. Pilpel's points were well taken, however 
the planning needed to proceed. He said he was not voting in 
support of the item. The information submitted was insufficient in 
terms of why the initial selection committee recommendation should 
be overturned. 

Mr. Keener offered to elaborate more fully. 

Commissioner Chin said it was not his intention to hold up the item 
but if the Commission deemed fit to move approval he would not vote 
for it. He felt that in the future in similar cases where the 
manager's opinion differs from the panel the Commission needs alot 
more documentation to help weigh the pros and cons. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner 
Chiesa seconded. Commissioners Rodis, Chiesa and Flynn voted Aye. 
Commissioner Chin voted No. Resolution No. 90-0106 was adopted. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel reported that he was researching and gathering 
information from other agencies on the development of a Citizens 
Advisory Committee on the Municipal Railway, and as soon as 
finalized he would present his package to the Commission. 

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Mr. Pilpel commented on the availability of backup material to the 
calendar items for review by members of the public. He said he had 
requested that a complete set be available and his request was 
denied. Ms. Romaine Boldridge stated that Mr. Pilpel had not been 
denied access to the information. He had requested that he be 
provided with the material that goes out to the Commission and was 
told that would mean making an extra set for him and the same 
material was available in her office for review. He has utilized 
these materials in the past. 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, was asked to advise 
the Commission Secretary in writing regarding this matter. 

Mr. Pilpel commented at length on various aspects of the Public 
Utilities Commission: he felt there was dissent among management 
and the Commissioners; he expressed his opinion on policy and 
operations; the selection process for the general managers of the 
Water Department and Municipal Railway; the budget process; 
personnel issues and public participation in meetings. He said he 
was concerned and very frustrated. 

Chin said he had been involved in a number of commissions in this 
City and the spectrum of public participation has a tremendous 
range. He said he would be very interested in what Mr. Pilpel 
proposes in reference to a Citizens Advisory Committee on the 
Municipal Railway. 

******* 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



90-064 



MINUTES 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



APR 2 3 }99Q 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
< April 10, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-065 



Call to Order: 2:25 P.M 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 27, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0108 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $125,154.15. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0109 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $30,926.08 
and write-off compromise reductions for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $1,636.01 for the month 
of March, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0110 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2048, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Leavenworth Street between Pine Street and Pacific 
Avenue; Larkin Street between Pacific Avenue and 
Vallejo Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0111 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2049, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Octavia Steet between Market and Fulton Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-066 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0112 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Bureau of Light, Heat and Power maintenance, 
repair and alterations of city-owned Street Lighting 
Systems, 1990/91. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0113 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1022, Metro 
and Woods Yards - Security Fencing and Gates. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0114 MR Approving Debit Modification in the amount of 
$90,000, for additional work as set forth in 
Contract Modification No. 1 to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-1011-R, Presidio Yard - Security 
Fencing and Gates; and an extension of time of 56 
calendar days to the contract term, Interlane and 
P&J Utility Co. J/V, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0115 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2007, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation, Taylor Street from 
Golden Gate Avenue to Sutter Street and from Pine 
Street to Washington Street, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $42,497; authorizing an extension 
of time for unavoidable delays of 22 working days; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$63,577.75 to Interlane General Engineering, Inc. 
and P&J Utility Co., A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-067 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0116 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Water and Power Contract No. HH-794R2, San Joaquin 
Pipelines, Repair Exterior Coating, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Contract 
Modification No. 3; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 44 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$13,600.34 to Porter Painting, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0117 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power Contract No. HH-792, Replace 
Streetlight Yard, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 3 in the 
amount of $35,339.62; assessing $16,400 for 
liquidated damages as negotiated with the 
Contractor; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 82 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$115,713.77 to Berrios Construction Company, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0118 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the Water 
Department to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with Martha Schauss - Toni 
Corelli, for an amount not to exceed $45,000, for a 
wildlife management and depredation study to 
control/eliminate feral swine from the Alameda/Santa 
Clara watersheds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0119 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to solicit proposals for professional transit 
consulting services relative to Cable Car Fare 
Collection System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-068 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0120 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute an amendment to the agreement with 
Allstate Geotechnical Services (AGS) for performing 
design and field engineering services on an "As 
Needed" basis, to extend the completion date of the 
agreement to September 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0121 FM Adopting the proposed funding needs of $15,587,000 
for paratransit and up to $139,600,000 for the 
Municipal Railway from local sales tax funds for the 
period April, 1990 through June, 1995. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0122 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify by $28,000 its contract with Brown, Vence & 
Associates, for the provision of consulting services 
for the development of priorities and tools for City 
staff to implement future demand-side planning 
strategies in municipal facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

EXCUSED: Commissioner Flynn - 3:28 p.m. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0123 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify by $31,700 its contract with Brown, Vence & 
Associates, for evaluation of the Capital Project 
Design Review Program, presentation of technology 
transfer workshops for City design engineers and 
architects, and preparation of guidelines for energy 
efficiency in capital improvement projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



90-069 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0124 WD Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing a 
lease of 1.07 acres of Water Department land to 
Petrocchi Bros., for the purpose of maintaining a 
nursery, for a term of five (5) years, commencing 
April 1, 1990 and terminating March 31, 1995, at an 
initial annual rental of $10,800. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0125 WD Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing a 
lease of 0.917 acres of Water Department land to 
Petrocchi Bros., for the purpose of vehicular access 
and circulation for adjoining gasoline service 
station and car wash activities of lessee's nursery, 
for a term of five (5) years, commencing April 1, 
1990 and terminating March 31, 1995, at an initial 
annual rental of $19,200. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0126 WD Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing a 
lease of 3.84 acres of Water Department land to El 
Camino Driving Range, for purposes of golf driving 
range and parking, for a term of five (5) years, 
commencing March 1, 1990 and terminating February 
28, 1995, at an initial annual rental of $26,400. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 
************** 



Old Business 

Graffiti 

President Rodis requested that the Commission receive a 6-month, 1 
or 2 year plan for the graffiti prevention program with regular 
performance updates. 

Women's Employment Advisory Group 

President Rodis expressed interest in the activities of the Women's 
Employment Advisory Group and invited the group's suggestions and 
recommendations on increasing employment opportunities for women in 
the PUC. 



90-070 



Neighborhood Meetings 

Commissioner Chin requested that staff suggest a plan for holding 
Commission meetings in neighborhoods. He suggested using these 
meetings as an educational forum. 

President Rodis directed that the public hearing on the proposed 
golf course be held in San Mateo County. 

Report of the General Manager 

Municipal Railway Projects Near Embarcadero Freeway 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that recently the Mayor presented his proposal for the Embarcadero 
Freeway which would demolish the existing structure and replace it 
with a subsurface roadway. PUC staff played a major role in helping 
to develop the alternatives and doing some of the engineering 
analysis . 

Mr. Flint Nelson, Project Manager for the Municipal Railway 
Embarcadero Projects, described: the projects as they were planned 
before the earthquake; the content of the Mayor's proposal; and the 
affect the proposal would have on the transit projects. With the 
aid of maps, he described the F-Line Project, the Embarcadero 
Turnback Project, and the Metro Extension to Mission Bay. The 
Mayor's proposal would not affect the Metro Extension Project. The 
F-Line would be simplified and improved by realigning the tracks to 
the median strip on the Embarcadero rather than weaving the tracks 
around the freeway support columns. The Embarcadero Turnback 
Project would proceed along its original alignment but it would no 
longer require underpinning to support the freeway structure. 
Instead, the design would be modified so that the new Turnback 
structure would be able to support three columns for Bay Bridge 
off-ramps. It is estimated that the F-Line would be delayed 6 
months and the Turnback Project 1 to 3 months. No cost impact is 
expected for the F-Line. However, the Turnback Project should have 
a net reduction in costs of $9.5 million under the Mayor's 
proposal. If the freeway is retrofitted, rather than demolished and 
reconstructed, there may be a problem in the area south of Broadway 
Street due to the need to widen the freeway support columns. 
Caltrans is trying to solve the problem by working on alternative 
designs for the retrofitting. 

************** 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



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Room 282, City Hall 
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April 24, 1990 



COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-072 









Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 10, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0127 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $20,904.26. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0128 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-806, 
Seal Kirkwood Powerhouse and Repair Tower Footing. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0129 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-813, 
Assembly and Pre-Energization Test of Moccasin Spare 
Transformer . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0130 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-817, 
O'Shaughnessy Dam Leach Field. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-073 












RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0131 HH Declaring an emergency to repair leaks in the San 
Joaquin Valley due to leaks in Pipeline No. 2, in 
accordance with the provisions of Section 6.30 of 
the Administrative Code; and authorizing the 
expenditure of funds in the amount of $25,000 to 
provide for emergency repairs and services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0132 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1008, 
Curtis Green LRV Center - Heating and Ventilation 
System Modification and Rehabilitation in the amount 
of $464,600 to Man Wah Construction Company Inc., 
2056 Farallon Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0133 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2045, 425 Mason Street, Sidewalk Freight Elevator, 
in the amount of $63,788 to Imperial Elevator Co., 
Inc. 985 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0134 MR Approving Debit Modification in the amount of 
$9,714.88 for additional work as set forth in 
Contract Modification No. 2 to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-866, Cable Car Barn - Turntable 
Rehabilitation; approving extension of time of 444 
calendar days to the contract term to provide 
analysis; and approving an extension of time of 80 
calendar days to the contract term. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0135 WD Setting the location of San Francisco Water 
Department Suburban Headquarters, 1000 El Camino 
Real, Millbrae, CA as the site for the Wednesday, 
May 16, 1990 special meeting at 5:00 P.M. on the 
proposed golf course on the Crystal Springs 
Watershed. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 






90-074 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0136 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the Water 
Department to negotiate and execute a contract with 
S.L.U.G. for an amount not-to-exceed $30,000 for the 
design and development of a low water use Demonstra- 
tion Garden. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0137 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the 
American Computer Exchange, Inc. Professional 
Services Contract by $31,508 to a total not-to-exceed 
$601,876 and to extend the term of the contract to 
December 31, 1990 to complete the inspection of 
diesel coaches. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0138 UE Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 1 with Allstate 
Geotechnical Services (AGS) in an amount not-to- 
exceed $6,177 for the Calaveras Pipeline Replacement 
Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0139 UE Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to approve Contract Modification No. 4 
totalling $272,657.88 to San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-801, J-Line Connection. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0140 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
execute a sole source Professional Services Contract 
with Raymond Brooks Engineering in an amount 
not-to-exceed $25,000 from funds available in the 
Bureau's operating budget (Professional Services), 
for design and development of a Simplified Boiler 
Improvement Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 






90-075 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0141 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a personal service contract with 
Carlton & Associates and E.H. White & Company to 
develop a computerized maintenance management system 
for an amount not-to-exceed $143,000 and a period of 
time not-to-exceed December 31, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
*************** 

Old Business 

Graffiti Fund 

Commissioner Flynn commented on the resolution passed on September 
12, 1989 authorizing a fund to be created by the Graffiti program in 
which quarterly reports were to be submitted. He stated that he 
wanted an up-to-date report on the Graffiti Fund at the next 
Commission meeting. 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities Commission 
was absent. Substituting as Acting General Manager was Mr. Arnold 
Baker, Manager of Contract Compliance. No report was given. 

*************** 

Item No. 8 -- Public Hearing to consider declaring a Water Shortage 
Emergency and adopting a Mandatory Water Conservation Program; and 
authorizing the additional budget needs to be included in the Water 
Department's Conservation Programmatic Budget. 

Item No. 9 -- Public Hearing to consider proposed rate increases for 
San Francisco and suburban retail and wholesale customers, excess 
use charges, and charges for flow restricting installation. 

President Rodis commented that the Commission will combine the two 
Public Hearing items together as one package. He stated that the 
Commission will not act on either of these issues at this meeting 
but that the Public Hearing would be continued to the next meeting 
on May 8, 1990. At that time, the Commission will make a decision 
on the proposed resolutions. 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
discussed the current water supply status. He stated that in a 
normal year we would receive approximately 760,000 acre feet of 
runoff and that if you add up all of the runoff received in 1987, 
1988, 1989 and what is expected in 1990, the sum of that would be 
about 536,000 acre feet of runoff. As a result, the combined effect 
of the last 4 years is about equivalent to 70% of a normal year. In 
conclusion, Mr. Moran said that in order to lift rationing next 
spring we will have to get about 400,000 acre feet of runoff. He 
also stated that given the serverity of the situation, our storage 
is as good as it can be and the continued efforts of our customers 
within the City and in the suburbs to conserve is of utmost 
importance during the drought. 






90-076 



Mr. John Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that 
based upon the level of water supply, the department is recommending 
mandatory rationing. The objectives of the program are to meet 
essential water needs, minimize hardship on residential and commer- 
cial business customers, and to provide an equitable distribution of 
the available water within the service area. Mr. Mullane brought to 
the attention of the Commission the four principle components to the 
program: 1) establishment of water use allocations for all customers, 
inside and outside of San Francisco; 2) imposition of water use 
restrictions with enforcement mechanisms; 3) the application of 
excess use charges as a motivational tool to urge adherence to the 
allocation process; and 4) continuation of the adjustment process 
used during the last rationing program. In summary, he stated if 
the Commission approves the program on May 8th the program will go 
into effect immediately. The Water Department thinks that the 
implementation of this program at the 25% service-wide level should 
be much less painful for its customers because people already have 
developed a conservation ethic. 

Ms. Christine Morioka, Rate Administrator for the Water Department, 
discussed the proposed rate increase for the suburban resale custo- 
mers. Ms. Morioka presented two plans to the Commission: Plan 1) 
without rationing resulting in a 10.1% rate increase, and Plan 2) 
with rationing resulting in a 27.6% rate increase. The major 
difference is consumption - there is less consumption under the 
rationing program. She recommended that the Commission adopt Plan 2. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Director of Finance, discussed the corre- 
sponding rate increase in San Francisco and the first time proposal 
to use bonding as a mechanism for paying some of the on-going costs 
of the department. Mr. Harrington stressed that without regular 
reasonable rate increases over the next several years it would be 
impossible to retain the financial stability of the department. 

Commissioner Chin indicated that the budget does not include funding 
for mass media activities. Commissioner Chiesa agreed with 
Commissioner Chin on the issue of publicity. She suggested some 
form of media outreach, possibly radio to people who do not even see 
a water bill. In response, Mr. John Mullane said there is a bus card 
that will be posted as advertising in all Municipal Railway buses. 

Commissioner Flynn asked whether the department had sought involve- 
ment from the San Francisco Convention and Tourist Bureau regarding 
publicizing the water rationing plan. Mr. Mullane stated that he 
spoke with representatives of the Convention and Tourist Bureau and 
the hotel industry and they are prepared to publicize the water 
rationing plan. 

President Rodis opened the Public Hearing. 

Mr. Phillip Seronick, representing himself, was concerned as to 
whether it was drinking fountains that would be discontinued during 
the water rationing program. He was assured by the Commission it 
only pertained to decorative fountains. 

Mr. James Beard, President, Bay Area Water Users Association, stated 
that he was not overjoyed with the water rationing plan but realizes 
that those conditions are beyond his control and as partners in the 
water system, the Association is prepared to share equally in that 
responsibility. He expressed that he wanted to lend his support to 
staff's recommendations to adopt the rationing plan as proposed to 
this Commission. Mr. Beard commended the Commission for its vision 
in pursuing alternative sources and recognizing the unique character 
of the individual suburban users with their varying water needs. 
Commissioner Flynn thanked Mr. Beard for his kind remarks and forth- 
right statements. 

The Public Hearing was continued to May 8, 1990. 

*************** 



90-077 






Resolution No. 90-0136 — Authorizing the General Manager of the 
Water Department to negotiate and execute a contract with S.L.U.G. 
for an amount not-to-exceed $30,000 for the design and development 
of a low water use Demonstration Garden. 

Mr. John Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that the 
Water Department has a piece of property at 7th Avenue and Lawton 
Street which is not useable by the department and has been declared 
open space. This contract with S.L.U.G. requires them to design, 
develop, and implement a demonstration garden that would exemplify 
the concept of xeriscape gardening. It will also require them to 
identify each of the plants in the form of plaques throughout the 
garden and to provide brochures for educational purposes. Also, 
the garden must be available at least 40 hours of daylight time each 
week, and S.L.U.G. must be responsible for the maintenance and 
upkeep of the garden. This garden would demonstrate to the public 
low water use in combination with something that is aesthetically 
pleasing. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0136 was approved. 

*************** 

Item No. 15 - Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to approve Debit Contract Modification No. 9 in the amount of 
$150,000; and authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 100 calendar days for Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-860 - William B. Scott Facility, General Construction. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager of Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that this is a contract close out for the Scott Facility. There 
were weather conditions that made it difficult to do the initial 
ground work. In addition, he stated that the earthquake also caused 
a problem in that some of the crafts could not come to work and 
deliveries could not be made which caused a conflict. 

Commissioner Toupin questioned the portion of the modification 

related to design errors and omissions. Commissioner Flynn 

requested that this item be continued and that the City Attorney 
review the matter. 

*************** 

Public Comments 

Mr. John O'Brien, representing San Franciscans for Welfare Reform, 
commented on the break of a 16" watermain. It was his understanding 
that technologists have developed various types of things that could 
be inserted into such types of lines, as gas lines or water lines, 
that would travel through the line permitting some type of testing 
by means of magnet or electricity for seeking where damage may have 
occurred. He suggested that this be looked into from the point of 
view of preventing further major breaks. 

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Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 






BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:50 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 24, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0142 WD Declaring a Water Shortage Emergency and adopting a 
Mandatory Water Conservation Program effective Mav 
8, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0143 WD Adopting a revised schedule of rates for suburban 
customers . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0144 WD Adopting the schedules for penalties for water use 
in excess of allotment effective August 1, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0145 WD Declaring intent to issue tax-exempt indebtedness to 
finance the Capital Projects Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0146 WD Adopting a revised schedule of rates for San 
Francisco customers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-080 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0147 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2034, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Folsom Street between 16th Street and Army Street, 
in the net amount of $422,115 to Bay Pacific Pipe- 
lines, Inc., 2201 22nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 
94116. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0148 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2041, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Divisadero Street between Page Street and Golden 
Gate Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0149 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2056, Bay Division Pipelines Nos . 1 and 2 
Timber Trestles Repair, and requesting the Controller 
to transfer funds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0150 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2063, Repaving of street and sidewalk openings 
for fiscal year ending June 30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0151 WD Declaring an emergency to repair a broken 16-Inch 
water main in Larkin Street at the intersection of 
Market and Hayes Streets, in accordance with the 
provisions of Section 6.30 of the Administrative 
Code; and requesting the Board of Supervisors to 
approve the expenditure of $90,000 to provide for 
emergency repairs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0152 HH Awarding San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 
HH-780R, O'Shaughnessy Campground Facilities, in the 
amount of $130,894 to INA Construction, 311 W. Larch 
Road, Tracy, CA 95376. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0153 HH Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-798, Replacement of 
trolley poles at various locations, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification 
No. 2 in the amount of $18,969.84; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $39,720.43 to the 
Contractor, Kingston Constructors, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0154 HH Requesting an extension of the emergency declaration 
to repair leaks on San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2, and 
authorizing additional funds in the amount of 
$100,000 to complete the work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0155 PD Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of March, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0156 WD Accepting the Water Department's Groundwater Manage- 
ment Report, and authorizing submitting proposals 
for local groundwater development for further testing 
and environmental review. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-082 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0157 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the Water 
Department to advertise and circulate to prospective 
consultants a Request-f or-Proposal for professional 
services to study the feasibility of supplementing 
Hetch Hetchy and local water supplies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0158 MR Requesting the Controller to transfer $200,000 from 
Miscellaneous Salaries to Craft Overtime for 
Municipal Railway vehicle repair and maintenance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0159 MR Requesting the Controller to transfer $1,100,000 
from Municipal Railway's Fringe Benefits to Workers' 
Compensation . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0160 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
provide complimentary three-day Passports to the 
United States Coast Guard for the celebration of 
United States Coast Guard bicentennial, May 10 
through May 13, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 3:42 P.M. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0161 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 
contract for the provision of paratransit services 
for Fiscal Year 1990/91. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



90-083 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0162 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway to extend the current Cable Car 
Barn Museum concession/space agreement with the 
Pacific Coast Chapter of The Railway and Locomotive 
Historical Society for 8 months, until December 31, 
1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0163 UEB Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 9 in the 
amount of $150,000; and authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 100 calendar days for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-860 - William B. 
Scott Facility, General Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0164 UEB Authorizing the General Manager of Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to execute Amendment No. 1 to 
allow Dames and Moore to provide professional ser- 
vices for the repair or replacement of the Priest 
Dam outlet tower access ladders, to increase the 
contract amount to $210,000, and to extend the term 
of the contract to September 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0165 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with Impell Corporation to 
provide specialized as needed engineering services 
not-to-exceed $350,000 for a term of two years. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0166 UEB Approving lease, on a month-to-month basis, with 
Skyline Holdings, for space in 1155 Market Street, 
commencing May 29, 1990 for a period not-to-exceed 
six months. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that because of the water shortage Hetch Hetcy will not be able to 
contribute a $25 million equity transfer to the General Fund. Mr. 
Elzey indicated that based upon current information and consultation 
with the Mayor and Controller, we will be reducing that amount to 
$15 million for the 1990/91 budget. 

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PUBLIC HEARING 

Resolution No. 90-0142, 90-0143, 90-0144, 90-0145, and 90-0146 — 
Declaring a Water Shortage Emergency and adopting a Mandatory Water 
Conservation Program effective May 8, 1990; adopting a revised sche- 
dule of rates for suburban customers; adopting the schedules for 
penalties for water use in excess of allotment effective August 1, 
1990; declaring intent to issue tax-exempt indebtedness to finance 
the Capital Projects Program; and adopting a revised schedule of 
rates for San Francisco customers. 

Mr. John Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, requested that 
the Commission declare a water shortage emergency and adopt a Manda- 
tory Water Conservation Program requiring a 10% cut in inside water 
use and a 60% cut in outside water use. As a result of the conser- 
vation program, an adequate water supply would be guaranteed for the 
next two years. In addition, excess use charges would be applied to 
those who exceed their allotment, and the Water Department would 
turn off water or put a flow restrictor in the line if any of the 
water use restrictions were abused. 

Mr. Mullane spoke on the combination of rate increases both inside 
and outside of San Francisco. The suburban rates would be increased 
27.6%. This means that the basic charge would go from 41.4c" for a 
100-cubic feet, which is 750 gallons of water, to 5 2 . 4 jzf which would 
result in an 11.3jzf increase per unit. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Director of Finance, explained that the Water 
Department would need a 53% rate increase now and another large 
increase next year for City customers if we were not to have bonding. 
Mr. Harrington indicated that this resolution declares the intent of 
the Commission to issue $76 million in bonds. This would include $8 
million to repay ourselves from current spending, $33 million to pay 
for the main replacement and other replacement programs in-City for 
the Water Department, and $13 million for Hetch Hetchy for replace- 
ment of aquaducts over the next several years. The remainder of the 
funds would be for financing the annual debt service reserves which 
would be $9 million and the balance of the funds would go for paying 
interest on the bonds. 

President Rodis remarked that this hearing was a continuation of the 

public hearing held April 24, 1990, at which the President of the 

Bay Area Water Users Association spoke in favor of this program. He 
asked for public comments. There were none. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
the Water Shortage Emergency was declared and Mandatory Water Con- 
servation Program was adopted. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the revised 
schedule of rates for suburban customers was adopted; the schedule 
for penalties for water use in excess of allotment was adopted; the 
intent to issue tax-exempt indebtedness to finance the Capital 
Projects Program was declared; and a revised schedule of rates for 
San Francisco customers was adopted. 

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Item No. 11 — Ms. Romaine Boldridge, Commission Secretary, announced 
that the presentation on the proposed Mission Bay Plan was continued 
to the June 12th meeting. 

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Resolution No. 90-0159 — Requesting the Controller to transfer $1.1 
million from Municipal Railway's Fringe Benefits to Workers' Compen- 
sation . 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Director of Finance, requested the Commission 
to amend the $650,000 to $1.1 million. Mr. Harrington explained 
that due to the high increase of assaults on Municipal Railway 
drivers, the dollar amount needs to be amended to $1.1 million. 

Commissioner Chin made a motion to amend the resolution to $1.1 
million. Commissioner Chiesa seconded. The motion carried. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0159 as amended, was adopted. 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 3:42 P.M. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:50 P.M. 



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Secretary 



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Suburban Headquarters 

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5 :00 P.M. 
May 16, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 






Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 

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Call to Order: 5:15 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0167 MR Authorizing the City Attorney to file suit under the 
California Environmental Quality Act against Modesto 
Irrigation District, the City of Modesto, and the 
Del Este Water Company. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



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PUBLIC HEARING - On proposed golf course to be located on San 
Francisco water Department land on the southern portion of the 
Crystal Springs Watershed, within the Scenic and Recreation Easement. 

Video Presentation 

A video tape was shown which identified the proposed site for the 
golf course and provided background information. 

Address by Public Officials 

Honorable Tom Nolan, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, described 
the county's efforts over the last 20 years to obtain a public golf 
course on Crystal Springs Watershed. He presented letters of support 
for the proposed site from various environmental organizations and 
urged the Commission to proceed with the project. Other speakers 
representing San Mateo County supporting the golf course were: the 
Honorable Mary Griffin, Member, Board of Supervisors; Mr. John 
Maltbie, County Manager, Mr. Paul Koenig, Director of Environmental 
Management; Mr. Dave Christy, Director of Park and Recreation. 

Honorable Joan Stiff, Mayor of the Town of Woodside, urged the 
Commission to accept the suggestion from Mr. Brian O'Neill, Superin- 
tendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to develop an 
updated Recreation Use Plan that recognizes the value of watershed 
lands as natural open space. She opposed the PUC staff recommenda- 
tion to seek an environmental consultant. Also, speaking on behalf 
of the City of Woodside in opposition to a golf course were: Ms. 
Nancy Alexander, Planning Director; Honorable Barbara Seitle, Member, 
Woodside Town Council; Honorable Jean Dickey, Member, Woodside Town 
Council; Honorable Richard Rodds , Member, Woodside Town Council. It 
was stated that in 1989 the proposed site was included in the 
Northern California Coast Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. Robert Trent Jones Jr., Consultant to San Mateo County and golf 
course architect, stated that a professional golf course designer 
could design a course on this site within standard restrictions for 
pesticides and other chemicals. 

President Rodis called speakers — alternating between those who 
supported the golf course proposal and those who opposed it. 

Speakers in Support 

Mr. Floyd Boyer, Vice Chairman, Edgewood Park Citizens Committee 

Mr. Walter Small, Redwood City 

Mr. Howard Boone, Woodside 

Mr. Ray Witt, Palo Alto Men's Club 

Mr. Gary Kah, Redwood City 

Mr. Pete Peabody, Menlo Park 

Mr. Bill Royce, Redwood City 

Mr. James Brown, San Carlos 

Ms. Barbara Koontz, San Carlos 

Mr. Dean McHan, San Carlos 

Ms. Jan La Fetra, Menlo Park 

Mr. Chris Yoshii, Economics Research & Associates 

Mr. Paul Fregulia, Woodside 

Mr. Paul San Fleipo, Redwood City 

Ms. Jan Wagner, San Francisco 

Mr. Alex Esclamado, So. San Francisco 

Mr. David Collins, San Mateo 

Speakers Opposed 

Dr. Howard Wilshire, Mountainview 

Mr. Revett Wallace, Woodside 

Ms. Dee Dobson, Woodside 

Ms. Sue Butler, San Mateo 

Mr. Jacob Sigg, San Francisco 

Mr. Jim Gravanis, San Francisco 

Ms. Marion Gallagher, Atherton 

Ms. Sally MacBride, Woodside 

Ms. Hunter, Woodside 

Mr. Robert MacBride, Woodside 

Mr. Leon Campbell, Woodside 

Mr. Dixon Reilley, San Mateo 

Ms. Olive Mayer, San Mateo County Chapter, Sierra Club 

Mr. Hans Kleemann, San Bruno 

Mr. John Mock, Palo Alto 

Ms. Brenda Butner, President, San Mateo Chapter of Californian 

Native Plant Society 

Mr. Sidney Liebes, Atherton 

Mr. W.G. Pinney, San Mateo 

Mr. Chris Allen, Central California Coast Biosphere Reserve 

Mr. Jim Degrran, Woodside 

Ms. Anseth Millington, Woodside 

Mr. Robert Carlson, San Carlos 

Mr. Bill Freedman, Hillsborough 

Some of the points raised in support of the project were: there Is 
a need for a public (i.e. affordable) golf course in San Mateo 
County; it would produce revenue for the county; a good water irri- 
gation system can recycle the water used on the golf course; wildlife 
thrives on existing golf courses; Crystal Springs Golf Course has 
not contaminated the reservoir; golfing is a good and safe activity 
for senior citizens and women; public land should be used for the 
enjoyment of the public; the local demand for golf exceeds the 
available facilities; and turf grass will produce oxygen which is 
beneficial to the environment. 



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Some of the points mentioned by speakers opposing a golf course were: 
concern for the amount of water a golf course would require, espe- 
cially during a drought, and who pays for that water; the affect on 
the area as a wildlife refuge and a designated international bio- 
sphere reserve; inclusion of the wildflower triangle area as part of 
the proposed site; public land belongs to everyone and should be 
conserved and preserved for future generations as open space; a 
restaurant would generate sewage; a golf course would provide 
recreation for affulent citizens and not for the general population; 
the recreation plan should be updated before preparation of an 
environmental impact report (EIR); there would be a visual impact 
from Interstate Highway 280; the Crystal Springs Golf Course could 
be municipalized when the lease expires; the Native Plant Society's 
survey of the southern watershed site did not include the triangle 
area; and the public should be allowed to vote on this matter. 

President Rodis thanked the public for their comments and participa- 
tion in this public hearing. 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 8, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0168 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $410,171. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0169 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $43,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0170 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1013, Presidio Yard - Bus Washer Replacement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0171 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway from miscellan- 
eous debtors in the amount of $9,934.52 and 
write-off compromise reductions for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $642.90 for the month of 
April, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-092 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0172 HH Awarding San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Bureau of Light, 
Heat and Power Contract No. BLHP-201, Maintenance, 
Repair and Alternations of City-owned Street 
Lighting Systems, in the amount of $732,153.84 to 
Kingston-Cresci , A Joint Venture, for Fiscal Year 
1990/91. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0173 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-818, 
for a permanent, covered sand storage facility to be 
installed at Early Intake Sand Storage. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0174 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2051, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Dartmouth Street, Woolsey to Mansell Streets, Colby 
Street, Olmstead to Mansell Streets, Olmstead 
Street, University to Bowdoin Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0175 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2053, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Howard, Langton, Sumner and Tehama Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0176 PUC Authorizing the Administrative Secretary, PUC to 
designate an Acting Administrative Secretary to 
provide continuation of staff to the Commission 
during periods of absence. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0177 GM Authorizing the General Manager of the Public 
Utilities Commission to execute lease for the Office 
of Health and Safety, 110 McAllister, for 1,859 
square feet on a month-to-month basis with rental 
increases to $2,000 on July 1, 1990, $2,138 on 
January 1, 1991, and $2,223 on January 1, 1992. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0178 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the Water 
Department to negotiate and execute a Memorandum-of- 
Understanding with the San Francisco City College 
for an amount not-to-exceed $20,000 for the design 
and development of a low water use Demonstration 
Garden . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0179 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
the terms and conditions of either a use permit or 
lease agreement with the City of Modesto for a bike 
trail and landscaping within Hetch Hetchy Parcels 
663 to 675. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0180 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $1,775,000 from Hetch Hetchy's unappropri- 
ated revenue to amend the operating budget to pur- 
chase power and transmission services during the 
remainder of Fiscal Year 1989/90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0181 UEB Authorizing the General Manager of Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to execute Amendment No. 3 to 
allow Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc. to provide 
professional services for Phase I - Conceptual 
Engineering for the Crystal Springs Water Treatment 
Plant (CSWTP), in an amount not-to-exceed $185,000, 
and to extend the term of the contract to December 
30, 1992. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0182 FM Authorizing the issuance of San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, not-to-exceed $76 million principal 
amount, for the purpose of providing funds for the 
reconstuction and replacement of existing facilities; 
and describing generally said Bonds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0183 FM Approving the Public Utilities Commission to use 
$400,000 in Fiscal Year 1989/90 Transit Impact 
Development Fee (TIDF) appropriations for funding 
design and engineering work on the F-Embarcadero 
streetcar extension. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0184 FM Authorizing the City Director of Property, upon close 
of escrow on the Granex property, to execute an 
assignment of lease on that portion of the adjacent 
Seawall Lot 354 known as 1399 Marin Street; and 
authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
Commission to sign a letter of agreement with the 
Port of San Francisco obligating the Municipal 
Railway, upon close of escrow on the Granex property, 
1301 Army Street, to discharge the obligations 
associated with the Port's termination of Granex 
Corporation's license to use the adjacent Wharf 84. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0185 FM Approving settlement with Perini Land and 

Development Company regarding the Transit Impact 

Development Fee (TIDF) for 25 Jessie Street, San 
Francisco, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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90-095 



Announcement 

President Rodis announced that the Commission met in executive ses- 
sion on May 16, 1990 and decided to file an action against Modesto 
Irrigation District. 

********************** 

New Business 

Commissioner Flynn requested that staff inventory the entire 
Municipal Railway fleet by divisions, bus numbers, mode and indicate 
whether the vehicles have graffiti both on the interior and exterior. 
This is to be done as close as possible to the first of June and 
updated monthly with reports to the Commission starting with the 
first meeting in July and continuing the process until terminated by 
the Commission . 

Commissioner Toupin questioned why the buses cannot be locked. Mr. 
Phil Adams, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance, Municipal Railway, 
stated that over the last year or two that some of the graffiti 
artists have copies of the LRV keys. So even if the buses were 
locked it would only be a matter of time before the keys got into 
the hands of the graffiti artists. Commissioner Toupin stated that 
if we arrest and charge individuals for breaking and entering 
instead of the minor offense of graffiti this problem might be 
stopped. Commissioner Toupin requested staff to report back on 
locking the vehicles. 

President Rodis referred to a question raised at the May 16, 1990 
Special Meeting and asked whether the lessee of the Crystal Springs 
Golf Course pays the water bill. Mr. John Mullane, General Manager, 
Water Department stated that the lessee pays for water used in the 
club house, restaurant, etc. He indicated they do not pay for the 
water used to irrigate the golf course itself. 

********************** 

General Manager's Report 

San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy, provided a brief 
report to the Commission on San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2. Mr. Moran 
stated that on March 31, 1990 a leak was discovered in Pipeline No. 
2 leaking at a rate of about 200 gallons per minute. A few days 
later another leak was discovered. Further investigation indicated 
there was a corrosion problem in the pipeline. All efforts have 
been made to correct the corrosion problem. Mr. Moran stated that 
he believed that most of the work would be done on the exterior of 
the pipe and that it is something that would not require taking the 
pipe out of service for any extended period of time. 



90-096 



Graffiti 

Ms. Barbara Conway, Graffiti Prevention Program Manager, provided an 
update on the Graffiti Program. Ms. Conway stated that the program 
had concentrated on two areas of concern. One was getting the 
cooperation of the Mayor and major businesses on the war against 
graffiti. The second area of concentration has been monitoring the 
activities of the fencing project. Ms. Conway indicated that Chevron 
will be providing funds for the graffiti program and supplying 3 
interns for the summer. Also, she indicated that Pacific Telesis 
will be providing a $75,000 grant to be used for working with youth 
at the Youth Guidance Center, community boards, San Francisco 
Conservation Corps, and the Mayor's youth gang program. 

Ms. Barbara Conway stated that all Municipal Railway yards would be 
fenced by 1991. Commissioner Toupin asked if there was any way that 
process could be accelerated without any additional costs. Mr. 
Thomas Elzey assured the Commission that every effort to accelerate 
the fencing is being done. He indicated that the Presidio fencing 
is completed with the exception of the automation of the gate. 
Commissioner Toupin asked staff if they were prepared to monitor the 
vehicles located in the fenced yard as to how much graffiti appears 
on the vehicles as compared with an unfenced yard. Ms. Conway 
replied that Muni is prepared to start keeping those statistics. 

Commissioner Flynn requested a comprehensive report from the security 
officer on a monthly basis starting with the first meeting in July. 

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Item No . 14 - Presentation on San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Expansion to 180 MGD. 

Mr. Richard Brandt, Acting Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
stated that no action is required by the Commission but that this is 
only a presentation on the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. Ms. 
Elaine Cartwright, Project Manager, presented the background of 
Expansion Project No. 1 and Expansion Project No. 2. 

Mr. John Toyota, Project Engineer, Camp Dresser and McKee, explained 
that instead of using chlorine gas as a disinfectant in the filtering 
system there is a method where ozonation can be used. Mr. Toyota 
stated that ozone is a powerful disinfectant, meets new water 
standards, improves the quality of the water, and reduces the use of 
other chemicals. Also, he explained the process of ozonation. 

Mr. Richard Brandt stated that staff decided to use the nominated 
subcontractor approach for this contract where the City is actually 
involved in the selection of the ozone supplier. Mr. Brandt indi- 
cated that the staff would select a vendor for the ozone treatment 
equipment and installation and then assign that vendor to the general 
contractor as a subcontractor. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOUNED: 3:41 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 






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•MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 

Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

June 12, 1990 



DOCUMENTS DEFT. 

JUN 2 5 1990 



COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-098 



Call to Order: 2:20 P.M 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the special 
meeting of May 16, 1990 and the Minutes of the regular meeting of 
May 22, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0186 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-977, Woods Division - Maintenance Building - Roof 
Repair . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0187 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-1022, Metro Yards - Security Fencing and 
Gates; Woods Yards - Security Fencing and Gates, in 
the amount of $1,141,702 to Oakland Fence Company, 
Inc., 1580 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94545, and 
authorizing the transfer of $200,000 from Project 
225-00 to Project 602-03 to provide the local match 
for federal funds in CA-90-0037. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0188 HH Awarding San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-805R, Holm Powerhouse Slope Stabili- 
zation, in the amount of $334,369 to Valentine 
Corporation, P. 0. Box 9337, San Rafael, CA 94912. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-099 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0189 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2029, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Clay Street between Webster and Baker Streets, in 
the net amount of $234,650 to P & M Pipelines, 2083 
41st Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0190 WD Requesting the Controller to transfer $99,754 from 
Appropriation No. 32-001-387225-663-01 Water Main 
Replacement to Appropriation No. 32-750-724229-001-03 
Leak Repairs in Larkin and Fulton Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0191 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in full 

settlement of a claim against the San Francisco Water 
Department totalling $19,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0192 PD Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of April, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 3:15 P.M. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0193 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to develop a scope of work and circulate a Request- 
for-Proposal for an environmental consultant to 
conduct the appropriate environmental review of the 
proposed golf course on the southern Crystal Springs 
Watershed and to make appropriate arrangements for 
sharing the costs with San Mateo County. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin 
No - Chin 



90-100 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0194 GM Initiating a recruitment process for the position of 
General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0195 GM Approving extension of the temporary appointment 

made by the General Manager of Public Utilities of 
Johnny B. Stein as General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, until a permanent appointment is made. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0196 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with the State Water 
Resources Control Board to receive $75,000 from the 
State of California in order to finance the Water 
Quality Study of Lake Merced. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0197 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 
Department to enter into a personal services 
contract with R.C. Research, Inc. for the purpose of 
developing computerized management reports related 
to the mandatory water rationing program for an 
amount not-to-exceed $50,000 and a period of time 
not-to-exceed June 30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0198 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with CH2M Hill for an amount 
not-to-exceed $130,000 for a Supplemental Water 
Supply Study. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



90-101 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0199 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute the Professional Services Agreement 
between the City and County of San Francisco and the 
law firm of Bailer Hammett, for a period of one year 
on an as-needed basis, for an amount not-to-exceed 
$40,000 with the option to renew the Agreement for 
two additional one-year periods. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0201 MR Commending Jo Ann Ivester for her 9 years of service 
to the City and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0200 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Municipal Railway 
to modify the Transit Maintenance Consultants (TMC) 
Professional Services contract by $60,000 to a total 
not-to-exceed $176,850 to conduct pre-production, 
in-plant, and post-delivery activities related to 
the Diesel Articulated Coach Procurement Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0202 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to apply to the San Francisco County Transportation 
Authority for $100,000 in sales tax revenues to be 
used for paratransit program expansion through June 
30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0203 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
extend the Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc. contract 
to April 30, 1991 to provide engineering services 
for the Light Rail Vehicle Purchase Project (LRV-2). 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



90-102 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0204 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend the 

administrative code to establish a Municipal Railway 
Software Fund to be used exclusively for the 
licensing and customization of software programs; 
and authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to set rates for these services and to enter 
into agreements with other transit agencies to 
license, install and customize transit-related 
computer software. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0205 UEB Rejecting all bids on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 

Contract No. HH-817, ' Shaughnessy Dam Leach Field, 

and authorizing readvertisement of the work as 
Contract No. HH-817R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0206 UEB Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-881, No. 31 Balboa Electrification, Trolley 
Coach Overhead Construction, in the amount of 
$10,668,846 to Abbett-Yick, A Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0207 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to submit a report regarding Delinquent Payment of 
the Transit Impact Development Fee by 555 Seventh 
Street to the Board of Supervisors for their 
deliberation and action. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

At 4:52 P.M. Commissioner Toupin was excused. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0208 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a permit to use property at Pier 30-32 at 
the Port of San Francisco for the Municipal Railway 
Annual Bus Roadeo. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



90-103 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0209 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to negotiate a 
professional services agreement with J. W. Leas & 
Associates, Inc. for an amount not-to-exceed 
$50,000, to provide technical assistance for a new 
farebox collection system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0210 FM Requesting the Mayor and the Clerk of the Board of 
Supervisors to execute a Ground Lease with the San 
Francisco Unified School District giving the City 
and County of San Francisco the right to construct, 
use, maintain, inspect, repair, and replace a direct 
current conversion substation on the George 
Washington High School campus. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0211 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
the execution of a 1.045 acre lease to San Antonio 
Center Associates for the purpose of free customer 
parking, driveway access and landscaping for a term 
commencing June 1, 1990 and terminating on May 31, 
2000, at an annual rental of $24,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Resolution No. 90-0187 -- Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railwav 
Contract No. MR-1022, Metro Yards - Security Fencing and Gates; 
Woods Yards - Security Fencing and Gates, in the amount of 
$1,141,702 to Oakland Fence Company, Inc., 1580 W. Winton Avenue, 
Hayward, CA 94545, and authorizing the transfer of $200,000 from 
Project 225-00 to Project 602-03 to provide the local match for 
federal funds in CA-90-0037. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Director of Contract Compliance, stated to the 
Commission that Oakland Fence Company, Inc. subcontracted with an 
uncertified minority contractor. Mr. Baker remarked that under UTMA 
regulations, a substitution can be made of a minority business which 
is not certified through no fault of the general contractor. Mr. 
Baker indicated that staff is willing to work with Oakland Fence 
Company, Inc. with the understanding that they must clarify their 



90-104 



minority participation and if their subcontractor is not certifiable 
by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) they can make a substitution to 
hire another firm. Mr. Baker assured the Commission that nothing 
would take place until Oakland Fence Company, Inc. complies with all 
HRC requirements. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0187 was adopted. 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 3:15 P.M. 

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Resolution No. 90-0193 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to develop a scope of work and circulate a Request-for- 
Proposal for an environmental consultant to conduct the appropriate 
environmental review of the proposed golf course on the southern 
Crystal Springs Watershed and to make appropriate arrangements for 
sharing the costs with San Mateo County. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities stated that 
an environmental review of the proposed golf course is the next step 
in the process for reviewing the potential development of a golf 
course . 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims & Contracts, explained 
that once an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is finalized, the 
Commission would decide whether or not to proceed with the golf 
course . 

President Rodis invited public comments. 

Mr. Bruce S. Flushman, with the law firm of Washburn, Briscoe & 
McCarthy represented the Save the Watershed Committee. Mr. Flushman 
believed that the proposal for an envirnomental consultant is too 
early and that the project itself has not been defined. 

Mr. Gregory Rubens, Deputy Town Attorney for Woodside, remarked that 
the Town of Woodside feels that there are 4 or 5 factors that are 
not mitigatable. 

Mr. David Christy, Director of Parks & Recreation for San Mateo 
County, stated he supports the Commission in proceeding with the EIR 
process . 

Mr. Thomas Lindenmeyer expressed his concern for the wildf lower and 
thistle in the triangler portion of the watershed. 

Ms. Nancy Horner, representing Golden Gate National Recreation Area 
(GGNRA), opposed an EIR without a current master plan that reflects 
the area as open space. 

Ms. Brenda Butner, President, Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the 

California Native Plant Society, stated that she is in favor of 

completing the study but was opposed to including any areas with 

serpentine soil . 

Ms. Barbara Seitle, Woodside Council Member, commented that the 
purpose of the watershed area is to provide clean water. Ms. Seitle 
also stated that the recreational uses should be compatible with the 
principle use of providing clean water. 



90-105 



Honorable Joan Stiff, Mayor of Woodside, expressed her feelings that 
Woodside should be included in the process and stressed that 
communication is necessary between the Commission and her staff. 

Mr. Nancy Alexander, Planning Director of Woodside, commented that 
the primary purpose of PUC is to provide and protect the water 
supply of over one million people and questioned whether the Crystal 
Springs water had been tested. 

Mr. Jack DeFiguer redo , representing Edgewood citizens, urged that 
the Commission proceed with the EIR report. 

Mr. David Pilpel expressed his concern about the use of the 
watershed land and that it should be maintained as it is. Mr. Pilpel 
questioned whether the PUC was the project sponsor under CEQA. 

Mr. Olive Mayer, representing the Sierra Club, commented that the 
money spent on an EIR will be wasted if in the end the Commission 
has to do a master plan. She stated that it was her belief that the 
GGNRA may have the power of veto. 

Commissioner Chin expressed concern that if an EIR study were 
completed that the GGNRA might require a recreation use plan update. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0193 was adopted. Commissioner Chin voted no. 



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Item No. 11 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the professional services contract with Gerald I. West, 
Ph.D., in the amount of $25,000, to provide consulting services in 
accordance with the terms of the agreement. 

President Rodis asked staff to present the Commission with an 
itemized statement of Dr. West's billings before extending the 
professional services contract. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey said that delay of this contract might affect 
the recruitment schedule. 

The item was continued to the June 26 meeting. 



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Resolution No. 90-0204 — Requesting the Board of Supervisors to 
amend the administrative code to establish a Municipal Railway 
Software Fund to be used exclusively for the licensing and 
customization of software programs; and authorizing the General 
Manager of the Municipal Railway to set rates for these services and 
to enter into agreements with other transit agencies to license, 
install and customize transit-related computer software. 

Commissioner Toupin inquired about the potential risk involved in 
not fulfilling requirements of various transit agencies and what 
legal risk is involved in customizing transit-related computer 
software . 



90-106 



Mr. Angelo Figone, Acting Deputy General Manager, Operations, 
Municipal Railway, informed the Commission that they have concurred 
with the City Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Finance that the 
Municipal Railway can customize software and offer it for sale to 
other transit agencies. 

Commissioner Chiesa asked if extra staff would be needed to install 
the software programs. 

Mr. Figone said that staff would only undertake installation of 
existant software and that staff time would not exceed 40 hours per 
property . 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0204 was adopted. 

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Item No. 23 -- Urging the General Manager of the Municipal Railway 
to exercise his authority to urge Transportation Displays, Inc. 
(TDI) to negotiate with the San Francisco Aids Foundation for 
replacement advertising copy more acceptable to the General Manager 
of the Municipal Railway and this Commission. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey stated that this item was put before Commission 
in the form of a resolution which was designed to give the 
Commission an opportunity to express how it chooses to have the PUC 
staff and Municipal Railway staff proceed in handling this kind of 
situation . 

President Rodis invited any comments the public might have. 

Ms. Pat Christen, Executive Director, San Francisco Aids Foundation, 
referred to her memorandum of June 12, 1990 and explained that the 
Aids Foundation's educational materials go through a review process 
which involves members of the general community, Department of 
Public Health, and Scientific Advisory group. She said that she did 
not believe that the Public Utilities Commission should enter into a 
content review process. Ms. Christen urged the Commission to vote 
down this resolution. 

Mr. Sterling Winterhalter , San Francisco Aids Foundation, informed 
the Commission that she is the coordinator for this particular 
campaign. Mr. Winterhalter stressed that this advertisement was 
specifically directed to the gay male community. 

Ms. Roberta Achtenberg stated that this is an issue of life and 
death and that this ad campaign is an effort to save lives. 

Ms. Dorothy Ehrlich, Executive Director of American Civil Liberties 
Union (ACLU), expressed that this is an effective message to the gay 
community and protected by the first amendment of the constitution. 

Mr. T. D. Anthony, speaking for the Judiciary Project of California, 
pointed out that to approve this resolution would be a violation of 
the first amendment of the constitution. Mr. Anthony said this ad 
is a public health message targeted to gay men. 



90-107 



Ms. Jean Harris, representing the Lesbian Agenda for Action, asked 
that the Commission look at this advertisement with an open mind and 
not approve this resolution. 

Commissioner Toupin stated that this is a very strong public health 
message addressed to gay men and for that reason the Commission 
should not adopt this resolution. 

Commissioner Chiesa stated that she was opposed to the resolution as 
this was not in the Commission's purview. 

Commissioner Chin said that he hoped that the PUC would become 
proactive on this issue and look into some of the suggestions made 
by the Aids Foundation. 

President Rodis expressed that he shares all the concerns of the 
Commissioners and those who have spoken. President Rodis stated 
that this provided us an opportunity to reflect on the fact that 
Aids is not just a problem of one community but a problem that 
affects us all. 

In the absence of a motion to approve the resolution, President 
Rodis announced that Item 23 was unanimously rejected. 

******************** 

Resolution No. 90-0206 -- Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-881, No. 31 Balboa Electrification, Trolley Coach 
Overhead Construction, in the amount of $10,668,846 to Abbett-Yick, 
A Joint Venture. 

Mr. James Allers, representing Kingston Constructors, Inc., stated 
that his client protested the bid of Abbett-Yick on the basis that 
the bid they submitted did not comply with a portion of the State 
contractor's license law. 

Ms. Angela Karikas, Deputy City Attorney, stated that their office 
believes that Abbett-Yick is in compliance with the Charter. Ms. 
Karikas indicated that because San Francisco is a Charter city that 
we are in compliance with the law. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0206 was adopted. 

******************** 

Resolution No. 90-0207 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to submit the list of Delinquent Payments of the Transit 
Impact Development Fee (effective June 30, 1989) to the Board of 
Supervisors for their deliberation and action. 

Mr. David McPherson, representing Mr. Bert J. Hamrol, Property Owner 
of 555 Seventh Street, stated that the City and County of San 
Francisco made statements to the developer that the TIDF fee would 
not apply since the Sheriff's Office would be the lessee. Mr. 
McPherson requested the Commission to take a position of no 
opposition to delaying or postponing the payment of the TIDF fee for 
as long as the Sheriff's Department occupies the building. 

Mr. Leonard Tom, Assistant Director of Enterprise Accounting, stated 
that he was never contacted regarding waiving the TIDF fee for the 
developer . 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0207 was adopted. 

Commissioner Toupin was excused at 4:52 P.M. 

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90-108 



Public Comments 

Ms. Claire Calwell, Executive Vice President, Transport Workers 
Union Local 250A, referred to her letter of June 8, 1990 to the 
Mayor regarding the urgency of the deterioration and shortage of 
Muni equipment. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:58 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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<^M I N U T E S 



•^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
/0^June 26, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 












DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivi ty 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



Call to Order: 2:20 P.M 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of June 12, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0212 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $658,225.22. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0213 MIS Authorizing the transfer of $19,500 to Object 020 - 
Temporary Salaries, to fund a 1879 Project Manager 
on a temporary basis from Object 105 - Data 
Processing Professional Services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0214 MR Confirming that an emergency condition exists and 

directing staff to proceed with the most expeditious 
restoration of escalator service at Powell and 
Montgomery Stations, and requesting approval from 
the Board of Supervisors for the expenditure of 
funds not-to-exceed $45,000 for the current year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0215 GM Requesting the Board of Supervisors approval to 
contract security guard services for the Public 
Utilities Commission for Fiscal Year 1990/91. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-111 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0216 UEB Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-812 Moccasin Creek Diversion Conduit Repair in 
the amount of $595,432 to Rigging International, 
Alameda, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0217 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1730, Central Pump 
Station-Seismic Reinforcement and Pump Installation, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 4 in the amount of 
$92,784.02; authorizing an extension of time of 35 
calendar days for unavoidable delay; authorizing the 
transfer of funds in the amount of $87,192.09 from 
the Baden-Merced Pipeline Project; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $93,222.95 to 
Valentine Corporation, Contractor, in the Water 
Department budget. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0218 WD Authorizing the transfer of $101,000 from Object 330 
- Bureau of Light, Heat and Power to Object 370 - 
Workers' Compensation to cover the projected 
shortfall . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0219 PD Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of May, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0220 GM Commending Captain Richard Holder, San Francisco 
Police Department, for his work and dedication to 
the Municipal Railway and its employees and wishing 
him well in his new position and in all his future 
endeavors . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-112 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0221 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the professional services contract with 
Gerald I. West, Ph.D., in the amount of $25,000, to 
provide consulting services in accordance with the 
terms of the agreement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0222 WD Authorizing the Director of Property to proceed with 
the jurisdictional transfer of a portion of the 
Great Highway, consisting of 3.17 acres of San 
Francisco Water Department land, and to prepare 
proposed legislation for submittal to the Board of 
Supervisors . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0223 HH Declaring an emergency to repair severe 

deterioration to Hetch Hetchy's Mountain Tunnel, in 
accordance with the provisions of Section 6.30 of 
the Administrative Code; requesting the Controller 
to transfer $1,500,000 from Hetch Hetchy Project 762 
- San Joaquin Pipeline Repairs to Project 841 - 
Mountain Tunnel Lining Replacement; and requesting 
the Board of Supervisors to approve the expenditure 
of $1,500,000 for emergency repairs to Hetch 
Hetchy's Mountain Tunnel. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0224 HH Approving the transfer of $83,775 in the Hetch 

Hetchy budget from Object 180 - Purchase of Power to 
Object 109 - Contractual Services for damages to 
streetlighting facilities, especially in the Marina 
District as a result of the October 17, 1989 
ear thquake . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-113 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0225 HH Requesting the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to 
approve immediately filling the 6252 - Line 
Inspector position which will become vacant on July 
27, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0226 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power to execute a Natural Gas Supply 
Agreement with the State of California and that the 
term of this Agreement will be from July 1, 1990 
through June 30 , 1991 . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0227 MR Rejecting all bids received on May 1, 1990 for 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1007, Presidio 
Yard - Rehabilitation of Smoke and Heat Vents at 
Curtis Green Center, and authorizing r eadvertisement 
of the Contract under Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1007R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0228 MR Authorizing a Municipal Railway fund transfer of 
$82,500 in the Engineering and Administration 
Division from Object 140 - Fixed Charges, to Object 
109 - Contractual Services to cover security costs, 
and authorizing a fund transfer of up to $1,100,000 
from fringe benefits, and surplus salary accounts as 
identified by the Finance Bureau, for projected 
deficits in Workers' Compensation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0229 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with Woodward-Clyde Consultants 
to perform a preliminary engineering study for the 
design and construction of a new tunnel parallel to 
the existing Irvington Tunnel for water supply 
improvement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
90-114 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0230 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to approve an amendment to the current BART/Muni 
Fast Pass Agreement, for the period October 1989 
through June 1990, to include the more realistic 
pre-earthquake average relative Fast Pass usage. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0231 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to approve an amendment to the current BART/Muni 
Fast Pass Agreement, for the period July 1, 1990 
through June 20, 1995, to affect a simplified, more 
equitable revenue sharing procedure. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0232 UEB Approving settlement with Mitchell Management 

Systems wherein Mitchell will provide Utilities 
Engineering Bureau with $150,000 in computer 
equipment and software . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0233 GM Approving the appointment made by the General 

Manager of Public Utilities of John P. Mullane as 
General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, 
effective immediately. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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90-115 



Introduction of Old Business 

President Rodis referred to the question raised at the May 16, 1990 
Special Meeting regarding the contract with the lessees of the 
Crystal Springs Golf Course and whether the water being used is 
provided free and subject to the restrictions on water use. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, replied that 
the water used to irrigate the golf facility itself, as opposed to 
the club house and the pro's shop, is provided free under the terms 
of the lease to the lessee. Mr. Mullane stated that a letter was 
sent to the lessee informing them of their allotment based on a 60% 
reduction in water used for irrigating the golf course. Mr. Mullane 
also informed the lessee that they would have to adhere to this just 
like everyone else who is a customer of the San Francisco Water 
Department and that the lessee's water use will be monitored. 

Commissioner Chin requested that staff respond in writing to the 
Aids Foundation letter dated June 26, 1990 regarding how the Public 
Utilities could assist the Foundation. 

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Introduction of New Business 

Commissioner Toupin reported that last week in the S.F. Chronicle 
there was an article concerning a report by the University of 
California Institute of Transportation Studies. The report dealt 
with the regional focus on municipal transit. Commissioner Toupin 
requested that staff furnish the Commission with an analysis of the 
report . 

President Rodis suggested the need to devote a special meeting of 
the Commission to discuss the condition of the Municipal Railway 
fleet after the Task Force completes its report. Commissioner Rodis 
requested that the meeting be held at a Municipal Railway location. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Muni Task Force 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, informed the 
Commission that a special Muni Task Force had been formed and began 
work this week meeting with Municipal Railway staff and various 
divisions of Muni to do a pre-audit review of the department's 
procedures, operations, and vehicle maintainance . Mr. Elzey 
indicated that the Task Force was geared toward a 6 to 8 week 
timeframe. The material gathered by the Task Force will be the 
basis for the special meeting that the Commission requested take 
place outside of City Hall. 

Security 

Mr. Kirk Lawson, Staff Assistant, General Manager's Office, Public 
Utilities, reported on the findings of the Muni Security Committee, 
which included representatives from the Police Department and the 
Transport Workers Union. Conclusions reached were that criminal 
incidents were up and that there was a consistent pattern of crime 
on Muni. The Committee recommended forming a dedicated transit 
detail which would consist of 91 officers with supervisory staff 
costing approximately $8.2 million. 



90-116 






Locking Buses 

Mr. Johnny Stein, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
reported that locking the buses inside the yard would not work. 
Mr. Stein explained that the door mechanism is tied to an interlock 
system that takes 50 pounds of air pressure in the tank to operate 
the door and when the bus is not moving the air pressure goes down 
in approximately 30 to 40 minutes. At that point, the doors can 
only be operated by hand until the air pressure is built up to a 50 
pound level again. President Rodis suggested that staff experiment 
with locking a certain number of buses with a locking device that 
does not affect the air pressure and to monitor the results. If 
this experiment is successful, then this locking device would be 
applied to all buses. 



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Resolution No. 90-0220 — Commending Captain Richard Holder, San 
Francisco Police Department, for his work and dedication to the 
Municipal Railway and its employees and wishing him well in his new 
position and in all his future endeavors. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, stated that 
staff had enjoyed a highly professional and efficient working 
relationship with Captain Richard Holder since he took over the 
Police Department's Transit Detail in January, 1989. President 
Rodis presented Captain Holder with a resolution commending him for 
his work and dedication to the Municipal Railway. Mr. Elzey also 
presented Captain Holder with a cable car bell. 

Chief Frank Jordan, San Francisco Police Department, congratulated 
the Commission and Public Utilities for taking the time to recognize 
Captain Holder as an outstanding police officer. Captain Richard 
Holder expressed his graditude to the Commission for their 
commendation . 



On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0220 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0221 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to extend the professional services contract with Gerald 
I. West, Ph.D., in the amount of $25,000, to provide consulting 
services in accordance with the terms of the agreement. 

President Rodis noted that it appeared that Dr. West was under the 
impression that the full amount allotted for the contract was for 
the single recruitment of the General Manager of the Water 
Department rather than for general professional services. 

Commissioner Flynn suggested the resolution be amended by deleting 
reference to any specific recruitment. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0221 was adopted, as amended. 



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90-117 



Resolution No. 90-0223 -- Declaring an emergency to repair severe 
deterioration to Hetch Hetchy's Mountain Tunnel, in accordance with 
the provisions of Section 6.30 of the Administrative Code; requesting 
the Controller to transfer $1,500,000 from Hetch Hetchy Project 762 - 
San Joaquin Pipeline Repairs to Project 841 - Mountain Tunnel Lining 
Replacement; and requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve the 
expenditure of $1,500,000 for emergency repairs to Hetch Hetchy's 
Mountain Tunnel . 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetcy Water and Power, 
explained the structure of Hetch Hetchy's Mountain Tunnel and the 
deterioration problems that had been identified with the help of a 
drawing. Mr. Moran stated that the situation is in a preventive 
mode and needs to be corrected. The tunnel has been inspected by 
civil engineers and by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 
and they have assessed the damage is progressively getting worse and 
needs repair as soon as possible. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0223 was adopted. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on vehicle security and securing coaches 
so they could not be taken out of the yards. He suggested modifying 
the radio system and issuing operators a magnetic card and code 
which would prevent the vehicle from being moved unless the device 
were in place. Mr. Pilpel stated that he hoped that such a system 
would be integrated with the automatic vehicle monitoring system. 

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New Business 

President Rodis requested the City Attorney to research an 

advertisement run by an attorney claiming he received a $1.2 million 

settlement from the Municipal Railway for a soft tissue injury. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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SF 
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MINUTES 



^-PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

July 10, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



L/OCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-119 



Call to Order : 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Vice President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of June 26, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0234 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $90,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0235 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway from miscellan- 
eous debtors in the amount of $4,325.41 and write-off 
compromise reductions for comparative negligence in 
the amount of $268.91 for the month of May, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0236 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-819, 
Moccasin Powerhouse Static Excitation System 
Retrofit, and approving the transfer of $406,000 
from Hetch Hetchy Roads - Maintenance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0237 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-821, 
Early Intake Dam Sluice Gate Well Repairs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



90-120 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

9U-0238 WD Authorizing the substitution of subcontractors Urban 
Brothers Painting and Martinez Painting for Classic 
Shades Painting Co., Inc. to perform the painting 
work under San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2046R, Painting La Grande Standpipe and 
Forest Hill Tanks. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0239 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2063, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings in 
the amount of $1,279,859, to Stacy and Witbeck, 
Inc., Nationwide Construction Company, Inc. and West 
Bay Equipment Company, a Joint Venture, for Fiscal 
Year ending June 30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0240 BMIS Authorizing the transfer of $53,000 from Bureau of 

Management Information Systems (BMIS) 1989/90 Budget 
Miscellaneous Salaries to Data Processing Equipment 
Maintenance and Materials and Supplies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0241 WD Modifying Public Utilities Commission Resolution No. 
84-0184 to return to the jurisdiction of the Water 
Department the property known as the Phelan Loop 
site that lies south of the south basin of the 
Balboa Reservoir extending from the berm of Balboa 
Reservoir to Ocean Avenue and from Phelan Avenue to 
the proposed Lee Avenue extension. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0242 WD Granting to the Housing Conservation Development 
Corporation an Option to Lease approximately two 
acres of Water Department property known as the 
Phelan Loop site for a term of 75 years. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



90-121 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0243 WD Consenting to an assignment of lease from Nelo, a 

California general partnership, as Assignor, to KLA 
Instruments Corporation, Assignee, for the remainder 
term of lease, subject but not limited to the 
requirements that the Assignee assume all of the 
covenants, conditions, duties and obligation 
contained in Lease, and that it comply with the 
surety bond and insurance requirements set forth, 
and the lessee/assignor shall remain liable under 
the terms of the Lease for and during the entire 
term . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-244 WD Consenting to an assignment of lease from Century 72 
and Johnson Associates, a Joint Venture, as 
Assignor, to San Antonio Center Associates, a 
limited partnership, Assignee, for the remainder 
term of lease, subject but not limited to the 
requirements that the Assignee assume all of the 
covenants, conditions, duties and obligation 
contained in Lease, and that it comply with the 
surety bond and insurance requirements set forth, 
and the lessee/assignor shall remain liable under 
the terms of the Lease for and during the entire 
term. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-245 WD Authorizing the execution of the Second Supplemental 
Agreement in Modification of Lease for the San 
Francisco Unified School District so as to modify 
Article Seven, Section 7.01 "Permitted Use" 
provision of the original ground lease, and pursuant 
to Section 7.402-1 of the Charter, the subject 
Second Supplemental Agreement in Modification of 
Lease be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for 
confirmation by Ordinance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-246 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to apply to the San Francisco County Transportation 
Authority for $1,665,000 in sales tax revenues to be 
used for paratransit program expansion through June 
30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



90-122 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-247 MR Authorizing modification of the New Flyer Industries 
Limited contract to provide 100 Motorola Radios and 
40 Location Processing Units for an additional 
$617,232, with the total contracted amount 
not-to-exceed $17,273,957.75. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-248 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Amendment No. 3 of its contract with the 
U.S. Human Resources Corporation to perform 
Paratransit Broker services, for an amount 
not-to-exceed $21,755,677. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-249 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to request proposals, interview, select and 
recommend a qualified engineering consultant team to 
provide as needed rail project engineering design 
services for a period of twenty-four (24) months at 
a cost not-to-exceed $1,000,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-250 UEB Appointing Mr. Alex Kwan, Civil Engineer of the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau, as Joint Pole 
Representative, and appointing Mr. Ping Lee as 
Alternate Joint Pole Representative for the Northern 
California Joint Pole Association. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-251 UEB Rejecting all bids on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-813, Assembly and Pre-Energizat ion 
Test of Moccasin Spare Transformer, and authorizing 
readvertisement of the work as Contract No. HH-813R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



90-123 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-252 UEB Rejecting sole bid on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-818, Early Intake Sand Storage, and 
authorizing readvertisement of the work as Contract 
NO. HH-818R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Announcement 

President Rodis announced that the Commission met in Executive 
Session on June 26, 1990 and approved the appointment of Mr. John 
Mullane as General Manager of the Water Department; and approved 
settlement of a claim against Mitchell Management Systems, Inc. 

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Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Gordon Chin requested that staff have briefing sessions 
on major policy issues before next year's budget is finalized. 
Commissioner Chin also requested staff try to correlate the process 
of community Commission hearings on major items such as State 
propositions that would provide funding for Municipal Railway. 
President Rodis stated that the Commission would be having a meeting 
in September on the status of the Municipal Railway and the report 
of the Muni Task Force. 

President Rodis asked staff for a final report on the settlement of 
the Chin & Hensolt case. 



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Report of the General Manager 

Graffiti 

President Rodis stated they have had a series of meetings with the 
Mayor and other City department heads concerned with the graffiti 
problem. He commended Ms. Barbara Conway, Graffiti Prevention 
Program Manager, for her holistic approach to the graffiti problem 
Ms. Conway showed the anti-graffiti poster currently displayed on 
Municipal Railway buses. 

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90-124 



Engineering Student Co-Op Program 

Mr. Richard Brandt, Acting Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
gave a presentation on the Minority Student Co-Op Program. Mr. 
Brandt stated that the majority of engineers in the Bay Area are 
primarily male and are either asian, white or filipino. He stated 
that less than 3% of the engineers are black or hispanic and that 
women represent less than 7% of the professional engineering staff 
at UEB. Therefore, Mr. Brandt explained there is a need to recruit 
minority engineers from different universities and allow minority 
students to work with the Utilities Engineering Bureau in the 
Student Co-op Program. 

Balboa Reservoir 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, 
reported to the Commission that the Community College Governing 
Board decided on May 24, 1990 to site the library on the current 
campus as opposed to the Balboa Reservoir area. Mr. Elzey stated 
that a study was done for the Water Department which recommended 
that the north basin of the Balboa Reservoir be maintained and 
developed for storage capacity and that the south basin of the 
Balboa Reservoir be declared surplus. 

President Rodis asked about the status of acquiring a Public 
Utilities Commission office building. He suggested that staff 
explore the south basin of the Balboa Reservoir as a site for the 
PUC offices. 

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Resolution No. 90-0241 — Modifying Public Utilities Commission 
Resolution No. 84-0184 to return to the jurisdiction of the Water 
Department the property known as the Phelan Loop site that lies 
south of the south basin of the Balboa Reservoir extending from the 
berm of Balboa Reservoir to Ocean Avenue and from Phelan Avenue to 
the proposed Lee Avenue extension. 

Resolution No. 90-0242 — Granting to the Housing Conservation 
Development Corporation an Option to Lease approximately two acres 
of Water Department property known as the Phelan Loop site for a 
term of 75 years. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims & Contracts, explained 
that when the south basin of the Balboa Reservoir was declared 
surplus that the Phelan Loop site was included in that surplus. Ms. 
Rohrer stated that the Housing Conservation Development Corporation 
wants an option to lease the Phelan Loop site for the purpose of 
constructing affordable senior citizen housing. The Water Department 
needs to gain site control before an option to lease can be given to 
the Housing Conservation Development Corporation. 

Mr. Michael Reed, Housing Conservation Development Corporation, 
explained his organization and the project of building affordable 
housing on the Phelan Loop site. Mr. Reed indicated that they have 
designed into the process the community college bookstore on the 
ground floor. Mr. Bob Herman, Architect, presented a model of the 
project and gave an overview of the 146 apartments for senior 
citizens that would be affordable. Mr. Tom Jones, Mayor's Office of 
Housing, expressed to the Commission that the Mayor's Office is 
committed to this project of affordable housing. Mr. Jones stated 
that the Mayor's Office is contributing $1.5 million to this project 
and that State funding will also be available. He mentioned that 
this housing development would enhance the Muni turnaround area, 
give drivers a comfort station, and provide seniors with affordable 
housing which is accessible to transportation. Mr. Jones also 
stated that it would provide the Water Department with a guaranteed 
revenue stream. 



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President Rodis invited public comments. 

Mr. Robert Varni, Vice President, San Francisco Community College 
Governing Board, spoke as an individual and asked the Commission for 
180-day delay on leasing the Phelan Loop site. 

Mr. Michael Hubert, President, American Federation of Teachers - 
Local 2121, opposed any housing on the south basin of the Balboa 
Reservoir because it would preclude any expansion of San Francisco 
Community College. 

Ms. Ellen Wall, representing Sunnyside National Association, spoke 
against any housing development built on the Phelan Loop site. 

Ms. Margaret Bernstein, representing the neighborhood, stated how 
ineffective this plan would be and she felt that senior citizens 
would rather live in a different setting. 

Ms. Donnetes E. Lane, representing the neighborhood, spoke in 
support of this housing development and stated that the City is 
facing a serious housing crisis. 

Mr. Joseph Marshall, Member of the Board of Directors of the Housing 
Conservation Development Corporation, commented on the need for 
affordable housing for senior citizens on this site. Mr. Marshall 
stated that housing on this site would be conducive for senior 
citizens because it is close to transportation, shopping, and City 
College where they can take certain courses to further their 
education . 

Mr. David Pilpel, expressed his concern on how this project is being 
rushed before the Commission. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer stated that she was involved in the Balboa 
Reservoir negotiations for the housing development and also worked 
with City College on the master plan process. Ms. Rohrer indicated 
that the City College master plan never contemplated any development 
on this site. She explained that the Development Corporation is 
only asking for an option to lease. She stated that this plan cannot 
go forward until all necessary approvals, including an Environmental 
Impact Report, are completed. 

Commissioner Flynn made reference to the resolution regarding the 
75-year lease at an annual base rent not-to-exceed $150,000. He 
asked what the minimum rent would be on the Phelan Loop site. Ms. 
Rohrer stated that the Real Estate Department will estimate the 
value of the property and that PUC will receive fair market value 
for the property. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 90-0241 and Resolution No. 90-0242 were adopted. 

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Item No. 14 -- Authorizing the extension of the contract with 
Jackson Research Projects for two years to an estimated completion 
date of October 1, 1992, and allocating an additional $150,000 to 
cover the work to be performed during Fiscal Year 1990/91. 

Commissioner Flynn asked for a report on how much money is left in 
this contract and also for an itemized statement of the consultant's 
billings . 

The item was continued to the July 24 meeting. 

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Item No. 17 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an amendment to the personal services contract with 
George Pattee for the rehabilitation of Market Street Railway 
streetcar #798, and extending the duration of the contract through 
December 31, 1990 and increase the maximum expenditure to $65,000. 

Commissioner Flynn asked that this item be continued for more 
detailed billing information on the current contract. 

The item was continued to the July 24 meeting. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on extending the 28 Line to the San 
Francisco International Airport and how it would improve efficiency 
both for the Municipal Railway, SamTrans and the public. Mr. Pilpel 
stated that he reviewed the job qualifications of the Municipal 
Railway General Manager and requested that consideration be given to 
candidates with experience at smaller properties as long as they 
demonstrate the ability and knowledge required to undertake the job 
of General Manager. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:04 P.M 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
^^jjuly 24, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG 

PUBLIC LIBRAfiV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-128 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, 
Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Vice President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of July 10, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0253 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $183,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0254 WD Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 8 in the 

amount of $114,436 to San Francisco Water Department 
Contract No. WD-2000, San Andreas Water Treatment 
Plant Expansion. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0255 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2032, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Sacramento Street between Locust and Divisadero 
Streets, in the net amount of $244,925 to Ranger 
Pipelines, Inc., San Francisco, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0256 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-2039, Repaving of Street and 
Sidewalk Openings for the San Francisco Water 
Department for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1990; 
approving Debit Contract Modif icat ion • No . 10 in the 
amount of $119,600.75; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $212,071.70 to the Contractor, 
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., Nationwide Construction 
Co., Inc. and West Bay Equipment, a Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 



90-129 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0257 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-806, Seal Kirkwood Powerhouse and Repair Tower 
Footing, in the amount of $110,675 to Gelco 
Services , Inc . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0258 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-824, 
San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2, Repair Mortar Lining. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0259 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1019, Presidio Yard - Hydraulic Lifts Replacement 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0260 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1020, Cable Car System - Furnish and Install Oil 
Separator . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0261 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
commencing August 1, 1990, to effect selective 
month-by-month moratorium for livestock grazing 
leases on San Francisco Water Department land in 
Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0262 WD Consenting to an assignment of lease from Lino 

Magpantay, owner of El Camino Driving Range, 1095 
Mission Road, So. San Francisco, CA, as Assignor, to 
Shiegeo Sekine and Yoichi Amano, Assignee, for the 
remainder term of lease, subject but not limited to 
the requirements that the Assignee assume all of the 
covenants, conditions, duties and obligation 
contained in Lease, and that it comply with the 
surety bond and insurance requirements set forth, 
and the lessee/assignor shall remain liable under 
the terms of the Lease for and during the entire 
term. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0263 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to enter into an agreement with the 
California Department of Forestry for fire 
management programs on watershed lands, and the East 
Bay Regional Park District and the San Mateo County 
Sheriff's Office for aerial surveillance, and 
approving an increased level of fire protection 
measures during the current drought at a cost of 
$164,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0264 HH Authorizing the extension of the contract, with 
Jackson Research Projects for two years to an 
estimated completion date of October 1, 1992, and 
allocating an additional $150,000 to cover the work 
to be performed during Fiscal Year 1990/91. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0265 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the contract with Utah State University 
Foundation in the amount of $6,500 from funds 
available in Hetch Hetchy's Unit Upgrading Study. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0266 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy to 
cancel the existing facility charge agreement with 
PGandE and to enter into another facility charge 
agreement with PGandE on behalf of the Academy. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0267 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an amendment to the personal services 
contract with George Pattee for the rehabilitation 
of Market Street Railway streetcar #798, and 
extending the duration of the contract through 
December 31, 1990 and increasing the maximum 
expenditure to $65,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0268 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
enter into a contract with New Flyer Industries 
Limited for an amount, excluding sales tax, 
not-to-exceed $22,791,418 to provide 35 Articulated 
Trolley Coaches, equipment and documentation as 
defined by the specifications that accompany the 
contractural agreement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0269 UEB Rejecting all bids on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-810, Kirkwood Powerhouse Static 
Excitation project, and authorizing r eadver t isement 
of the work as Contract No. HH-810R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0270 UEB Approving the additional funding of $200,000 and 

requesting the Controller to transfer funds in the 
amount of $200,000 to repair the transmission main, 
San Andreas Pipeline No. 3, at Alida Way and 
Ponderosa Road in South San Francisco; and 
authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 
request proposals for Consultant Services to perform 
engineering design to repair the damaged areas of 
the pipeline. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 



90-132 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0271 UEB Approving the settlement agreement with Tudor 

Engineering Company; authorizing the General Manager 
of Public Utilities to execute the settlement 
agreement; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 
3 in the amount of $105,504.52; and authorizing 
close-out of the Professional Services Contract with 
Tudor Engineering Company for engineering services 
in connection with the Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition 
Project . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0272 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 5 with Bechtel 
Corporation for professional services in conjunction 
with the environmental approval, design and 
construction of the MUNI Metro Turnaround Facility 
in an amount not-to-exceed $4,387,358. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0273 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to approve an agreement between Caltrans and the 
City and County of San Francisco to operate 
additional feeder bus service to and from the 
Southern Pacific station at 4th and Townsend, 
effective July 1, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0274 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to submit the list of Delinquent Payments of the 
Transit Impact Development Fee (effective June 30, 
1990) to the Board of Supervisors for their 
deliberation and action to impose special assessment 
property tax lien on 710 Sansome St. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Toupin, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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90-133 



Report of the General Manager 

Graffiti Removal Demonstration 

Mr. Wayne Gerstenberger, General Superintendent - Administrative 
Services, Municipal Railway, described the demonstration of a new 
product for graffiti removal. Mr. Gerstenberger stated that when 
staff undertook testing, the product removed graffiti and also 
removed the paint down to the primer. He noted that there was no 
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to indicate what chemicals were 
used in this product. The department realized they had some serious 
problems with the product and terminated the demonstration. 

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Resolution No. 90-0263 — Authorizing the General Manager of the 
Water Department to enter into an agreement with the California 
Department of Forestry for fire management programs on watershed 
lands, and the East Bay Regional Park District and the San Mateo 
County Sheriff's Office for aerial surveillance, and approving an 
increased level of fire protection measures during the current 
drought at a cost of $164,500. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that 
San Francisco is probably the single largest land owner in the three 
counties of Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo with the Water 
Department owning 100 square miles of watershed land. Mr. Mullane 
indicated the potential for fires on watershed land had increased 
substantially due to the past four dry years. According to the 
California Forestry Department this is the worst dry year out of all 
four years. He explained that developing a watershed fire and 
errosion prevention program would provide prevention of and response 
to potential forest fires. 

Commissioner Chin asked if this would be an on-going program. Mr. 
Mullane replied that it would depend on the drought conditions from 
year to year . 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0263 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0272 — Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to execute Amendment No. 5 with Bechtel 
Corporation for professional services in conjunction with the 
environmental approval, design and construction of the MUNI Metro 
Turnaround Facility in an amount not-to-exceed $4,387,358. 

Mr. Flint Nelson, Manager, Project Services Division, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau, distributed a handout and gave a presentation on 
the Muni Metro Turnaround to the Commission explaining the context 
and content of Amendment No. 5, the future amendments to the Bechtel 
agreement, and also discussed future contracts and agreements for 
this project. In 1985 UEB contracted with Bechtel Corporation to 
perform preliminary engineering for the Embarcadero Turnback 
Project. -That contract has been amended four times since 1985 with 
a total cost of almost $3.4 million, almost all of which has been 
expended . 



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Mr. Nelson stated that Amendment No. 5 with Bechtel Corporation must 
be completed regardless of any decision on the Embarcadero Freeway, 
whether it is torn down or not. Once a decision has been made on 
the Embarcadero Freeway retrofit, UEB would then proceed with 
Amendment No . 6 . 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0272 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0274 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to submit the list of Delinquent Payments of the Transit 
Impact Development Fee (effective June 30, 1990) to the Board of 
Supervisors for their deliberation and action to impose special 
assessment property tax lien on 710 Sansome St. 

Mr. Leonard Tom, Assistant Director of Enterprise Accounting, 
reported that 51 Federal Street and 710 Sansome Street were 
delinquent in payments of the Transit Impact Development Fee. 

Mr. Bill Barfield, representing Pacific Heights Development 
Corporation, stated that the fee imposed for 51 Federal Street is 
higher than it should be. He computed the square footage of the 
building to be different than the amount of square footage that was 
calculated by staff. Mr. Barfield said that due to prior occupancy 
of the building there was existing office space for which credit was 
not given. He requested that he be given an extension of time to 
resolve this matter with staff before the matter is forwarded to the 
Board of Supervisors. An extension of two weeks time was granted by 
President Rodis. 



On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0274 was adopted, authorizing submission of 710 
Sansome Street as delinquent in payment of the Transit Impact 
Development Fee. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel stated that Section 54954.1 of the Brown Act 
requires that mailed notice be given 7 days in advance of a 
regularly scheduled meeting. Mr. Pilpel asked if the calendar could 
be mailed 7 days in advance. Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, Commission 
Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, stated that the last 
information she received from the City Attorney's Office was that 
public notice was required to be given 72 hours in advance. Mr. 
George Krueger, General Counsel, Public Utilities Commission, stated 
that he would look into the matter. 

Mr. Pilpel commented on the LRV maintenance work to install a left 
turn switch at Church and Duboce Streets. He said that he hoped 
there would be additional vehicle maintenance performed while the 
system was shut down. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:15 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

August 14, 1990 



COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCU 

AU6 9 7 1990 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-136 



Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of July 24, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0275 FM Approving an amendment to the Urban Mass 

Transportation Administration (UMTA) Grant 
CA-90-X223 to modify the scope of the Woods 
Expansion and Redevelopment Project to include a new 
expansion site at Indiana and Army Streets and a 
comprehensive Municipal Railway Maintenance 
Functional Analysis. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0276 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $157,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0277 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2048, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Leavenworth Street between Pine Street and Pacific 
Avenue, in the net amount of $279,650 to Interlane 
General Engineering and P & J Utility Co., a Joint 
Venture . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-137 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0278 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1013, 

Presidio Yard - Bus Washer Replacement in the amount 
of $167,253 to Interlane and P & J Utility Co., a 
Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0279 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of June, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0280 GM Adopting the Easement Agreement between the City and 
County of San Francisco and the Redevelopment 
Agency/YBG Developers, and authorizing the General 
Manager of Public Utilities, to execute the 
Agreement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0281 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation of $14.0 
million from 1985 Water Revenue Bond Interest 
Earnings for the construction of the San Andreas 
Water Treatment Plant Expansion to 180 mgd . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0282 WD Approving the findings of the Negative Declaration 
concerning the environmental impacts of the San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion #2 in San 
Mateo County, and requesting the Board of 
Supervisors to adopt the Negative Declaration for 
San Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion #2. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-138 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0283 MR Authorizing and directing the Municipal Railway to 
revise the route of the eastern terminal loop of 
line 29-SUNSET. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0284 MR Authorizing and directing the Municipal Railway to 
establish a 16AX-NORIEGA "A" EXPRESS and a 
16BX-NORIEGA "B" EXPRESS, and authorizing the 
discontinuance of service at all times on lines 
16X-NORIEGA EXPRESS and 73-LINCOLN WAY. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0285 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities, to execute the Professional 
Services Contract between the City and County of San 
Francisco, through its Public Utilities Commission, 
and Smith Dawson Associates, Inc. to serve as the 
Public Utilities Commission's federal agency 
liaison, advocate, and advisor at a monthly rate of 
$4,583.33 with a total contract cost of $55,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0286 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to continue transfer agreements with: 1) the City of 
Vallejo; 2) the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and 
Transportation District to accept transfers for 
Golden Gate ferry passengers; and 3) agencies 
operating in behalf of the Eastbay Ferries to accept 
transfers for ferry passengers through June 30, 
1991, under the terms stipulated in the Municipal 
Railway Fare Schedule. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0287 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities, to apply for, accept, and 
expend up to $3.3 million of Bridge Toll funds for 
SFMRIC lease payments and $52.1 million of regional 



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funds such as Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration Section 8 revenues, Transportation 
Development Act (TDA) Articles 3, 4, 8, and 4.5, AB 
1107 half-cent sales tax revenues, including $0.8 
for a Capital Improvement Allowance to complete 
construction on the J-Line Connection; and 
authorizing $1.5 million of BART District funds for 
reimbursement of "feeder" trips made on Muni to and 
from BART stations in San Francisco for 1990/91 
Municipal Railway operations and capital 
improvements . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0288 FM Concurring in the approval of Amendment No. 20 to 
the Master Contract and Amendment No. 3 to the 
Cooperative Agreement RM-4 regarding the provision 
of rail passenger service between San Jose and San 
Francisco; and authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors to approve both amendments effective 
July 1, 1990; and requesting the Mayor to recommend 
to the Board of Supervisors a Municipal Railway 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of $366,782 
from any legally available source of funds to pay 
the additional cost required by the amendments. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0289 FM Authorizing the Assistant Manager of Finance, Public 
Utilities, to apply for, accept, and expend 
$15,540,272 of UMTA's Section 9 capital assistance 
funds and $3,885,068 from local match funds such as 
State Transit Capital Improvement funds, State 
Transit Assistance funds, Bridge Toll Net Revenues 
funds, Gas Tax Revenues, Hetch Hetchy revenues, 
Transit Impact Development Fee revenues, San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
funds, and/or San Francisco County Transportation 
Sales Taxes for the following Municipal Railway 
projects: Fixed Facility Rehabilitation; 
Miscellaneous Maintenance and Repair Equipment; 
Non-Revenue Vehicles; Data Processing and Office 
Equipment; F-MARKET Streetcar ( PCC ) Renovation; 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction; and Replace 24th 
and Utah Streets(s) Shops; and requesting San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
to allocate local match financing as needed for this 
federal grant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0290 MR Approving settlement of litigation, Kirsten Anne 
Larusson v. City and County of San Francisco, 
Superior Court No. 859-963. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Introduction of New Business 

President Rodis introduced Mr. Norman Lougee and Pedrito Paraguya, 
the two employees the Mayor is sending to the Philippines for a 
2-week period to provide technical assistance in the earthquake that 
occurred there recently. He said both had experienced the October 
17, 1989 San Francisco earthquake and would be able to offer 
invaluable advice in dealing with the aftermath of the Philippine 
earthquake . 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, added that 
we are extremely proud of the individuals who will be representing 
us and expressed confidence that they would do an outstanding job, 
as they had done here. 

Report of the General Manager 

Graffiti and Security Reports 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the next reports be received with 
the calendar so that the Commissioners can critique them prior to 
the meeting. 

The Commission questioned staff about the current security report 

regarding stolen transfers, the sale of transfers, what attributed 

to the tremendous decrease from the past, and how the transfers were 
obtained . 

Mr. Charles Ricnardson, Chief, Protective Services, attributed the 
decrease to the lack of people reporting incidents to the police 
department because persons arrested were not convicted. He said 
there were several ways the transfers were obtained: from within the 
bus when the drivers went on break; from dumpsters, discarded by 
drivers instead of turned in; or found lying around in buses. 

Commissioner Flynn stated there should be a policy whereby the 
drivers take their transfers with them when leaving the bus, and 
that unused transfers are destroyed before being dumped. This would 
alleviate some of the problem. 

Mr. Johnny Stein, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
commented on the procedures now being used to guard against people 
getting transfers. The suggestions made by Commissioner Flynn are 
part of the current rules. He said the Board of Supervisors had 
also passed a resolution directing certain City departments to form 
a committee to look into the transfer theft. Staff would be coming 
back to the Commission with some recommendations on how to deal with 
the problem. 



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Bus Locks 

Mr. Stein reported that staff was looking into further ways of 
locking coaches to prevent graffiti action in the yards. The 
estimated cost of a complete locking mechanism would be $675,000 vs. 
partial locking $230,000. Fencing a _ yard would alleviate 90% of the 
graffiti, as proven at Presidio. It was felt that it was not 
feasible to spend money on a locking device on the present fleet as 
all the new coaches would have a locking mechanism. 

President Rodis reiterated that he had requested doing a selective 
number of vehicles that would be within a reasonable cost and not 
the whole fleet. Mr. Stein replied that staff was looking at doing 
10 LRV ' s and would report back to the Commission. 

Yosemite Fires 

Mr. Elzey reported that Mr. Larry Klein, Acting General Manager, 
Hetch Hetchy, was keeping him informed and that the fires had not 
affected our watershed area. There was a small problem with ash but 
it was not affecting water quality. Staff was providing assistance 
to the forest and park services, primarily in the form of vehicles 
for transportation. The situation was being closely monitored. 

Security Meetings 

Mr. Elzey reported that a series of meetings were held last week, 
chaired by Acting General Manager, Romaine Boldridge, and attended 
oy staff representatives of Local 250A, the Police Department, and 
the Mayor's office, regarding a number of incidents of rock throwing 
and driver assaults in the Bay View/Hunters Point area. The Union 
had requested these meetings to discuss preventative measures and to 
coordinate Muni and Police Department actions to deal with the 
problem . 

At the August 6 follow-up meeting it was decided that the Police 

department would escort Muni buses in that area, and that officers 

would interact with the operators on various runs. Staff will 

continue to work with the Union and the Police Department to explore 
ways to deal with the problem. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 90-0275 -- To consider an amendment to the Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration (UMTA) Grant CA-90-X223 to modify the 
scope of the Woods Expansion and Redevelopment Project to include a 
new expansion site at Indiana and Army Streets and a comprehensive 
Municipal Railway Maintenance Functional Analysis. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Finance Director, stated that the original 
Woods Division expansion proposed the site at Indiana and Tubbs 
Streets. Since that time the site changed and the Islais 
Creek/Granex site at Indiana and Army Streets was purchased. The 
October 1986 grant application referred to the former site and an 
amendment to include the new expansion site at Indiana and Army 
Streets is required. As a part of the grant amendment process, UMTA 
requires a public hearing. 

President Rodis opened the public hearing. There were no public 
comments. The public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0275 was unanimously adopted. 

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Item No. 10 — Presentation on Mission Bay Plan. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Deputy Mayor for Transportation & Public Works, 
stated that the following individuals would present an overview of 
the Mission Bay Plan: Mr. Alec Bash, Project Director, City 
Planning; Ms. Kerstin Magary, Planner, Catellus Development 
Corporation; Mr. Lee Knight, Planning Manager; and Mr. John Deakin, 
Director, Bureau of Energy Conservtion. 

Mr. Alec Bash gave a presentation on the overall concept of the 
Mission Bay Plan. Incorporated in the Plan would be a Muni Metro 
extension and facility, offices, 8000 housing units, an extensive 
system of shoreline parks, a 900,000 sq ft commercial/light 
industrial complex, hotel, police and fire stations, school site, 
and a recreation and cultural center. 

The Planning Commission has been holding hearings on this Plan and 
is hoping to have some action in concept next week before going to 
the Board of Supervisors. In November, there will be a ballot 
proposition dealing with whether office space within Mission Bay 
should have an exemption from the provisions of Proposition M which 
establishes an annual office competition within San Francisco. 

Mr. Bash stated there are some tremendous benefits to the City from 
creating this form of new neighborhood. Infrastructure costs will 
be borne by the project sponsor except where the City is able to 
obtain grant funding. 

Ms. Kerstin Magary explained some of the transportation projects 
involved. She said the Municipal Railway and Department of Public 
Works are implementing at least 8 projects within Mission Bay. One 
of the most familiar is the King Street Roadway which connects to 
the Embarcadero Parkway. King Street will be widened to become a 
boulevard similar to Van Ness and Geary, with 2 to 3 lanes of 
traffic on either side and Muni Metro operating in the median. 
Other projects are the Muni Metro Extension to Sixth Street and the 
Muni Metro East maintenance facility. Muni service would be 
enhanced by additional LRV's, buses and trolley coaches. 

Ms. Magary said Catellus will be making some major contributions to 
all of these projects. Besides paying about $24 million in Transit 
Impact Development Fee funds, Catellus will also be donating about 
8.8 acres of land, particularly along Third, King, 7th and Channel 
Streets, to be used for widening the King Street corridor for road 
purposes and Muni Metro stations and stops. 

Mr. Lee Knight commented on the transportation improvements embodied 
in the Plan. He said the main source of uncertainty involves the 
Caltrain depot at 7th & Channel and the Muni interface with the 
facility. At the present time the negotiating process has defined a 
tentative agreement whereby the 7th & Channel Caltrain depot will be 
deleted from the Plan. 

Mr. John Deakin gave a brief overview of the energy aspects of the 
Plan. He said one of the main objectives is to increase the 
efficiency with which energy is used in Mission Bay and to reduce 
the amount of energy that will be going into the project and used by 
the community there. It is estimated that building Mission Bay to 
the state energy code will cost about $13-1/4 million. The Mission 
Bay energy conservation plan, if fully implemented, will take about 
$3-1/2 million each year off that $13-1/4 million estimate, or a 
reduction in annual energy costs of around 25%. Since completing 
the energy plan, additional grants have been received from U.S. 
Department of Energy and PG&E to look at district heating and 
cooling for Mission Bay. District heating is where buildings are 
heated from a central plant instead of having individual heating 
plants in each building. 

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Mr. David Pilpel inquired about the timing of the Metro East 
facility. He was concerned about the arrival of replacement light 
rail vehicles and storage requirements. Mr. Knight replied that the 
presently estimated date was 1996-97 or 2 years later than 
originally planned. The first cars are arriving in 1994-95 and the 
Green Center can accommodate them. Gne of the issues delaying 
development is the availability of this site, which must be clean of 
toxics and hazardous materials prior to acquisition. 

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Resolution No. 90-0288 -- Concurring in the approval of Amendment 
No. 20 to the Master Contract and Amendment No. 3 to the Cooperative 
Agreement RM-4 regarding the provision of rail passenger service 
between San Jose and San Francisco; and authorizing the General 
Manager of Public Utilities to recommend to the Board of Supervisors 
a Municipal Railway supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$366,782 from any legally available source of funds to pay the 
additional cost required by the amendments. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, San Francisco's representative on the Joint 
Powers Board, stated that this item represents an extension of the 
10-year contract to operate the Caltrain between Santa Clara and San 
Francisco, and approval of amendments extending the contract for 
another 10 years although on a month-to-month basis. The contract 
formula was changed in terms of the proportionate shares of the 
operating costs between Santa Clara, San Jose and San Francisco 
counties, reflecting an increase in our share of that total cost. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0288 was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:56 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Government Documents 
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DEPARTMENTS 



, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

August .28, 1990 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 

BUREAUS 



Hetcn Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 

Water Department 



Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 

Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-145 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of August 14, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
tne Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0291 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 

the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 

miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $3,339.69, 
for the month of July, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0292 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2041, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Divisadero Street between Page Street and Golden 
Gate Avenue, in the net amount of $303,725, to Shaw 
Pipeline Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0293 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2049, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Octavia street between Market and Fulton Streets, in 
the nee amount of $210,500, to Uniacke Construction, 
Inc. , Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0294 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2056, Bay Division Pipelines No. 1 and 2 - Timber 
Trestle Repairs, in the amount of $298,485, to Stacy 
and Witbeck, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was -adopted: 

90-0295 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-815R, Hetch 
Hetchy Security Lock System, in the amount of 
$51,928.75, to Advanced Design, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0296 WD Approving debit modification in the amount of 

$136,571.88, for additional work as set forth in 
Contract Modification No. 1 to San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1950, Millbrae 
Headquarters - Auto Shop and Warehouse Replacement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0297 WD Requesting the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors to 
approve the immediate filling of the Water 
Department 7254 Automotive Machinist Supervisor I 
position which became vacant on June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0298 PD Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated oh the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of July 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0299 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Murray, Burns and Kienlen, for a period of one year 
from contract certification, in an amount not to 
exceed $100,000, to perform an engineering and 
hydrological evaluation of water rights on the 
Tuolumne River Basin. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was-adopted: 

9U-0300 HH Approving the transfer of legal services from the 
law firm of Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer to the 
law firm of Grueneich, Ellison and Schneider, for 
the provision of legal services pertaining to the 
obtaining of additional water supplies and related 
matters . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0301 MR Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement 
Program for 1990-99. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0302 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to join v/ith other 
Regional Transit Association operators in providing 
fifty (50) free regional transit passes for 
unlimited rides on Bay Area transit systems, 
including the Municipal Railway, from October 1, 
1990 through September 30, 1991, as part of the KPIX 
Television, KCBS Radio and The San Francisco 
Examiner Newspaper 1990 "Beat the Backup" campaign 
promoting the use of public transit in the San 
Francisco Bay Area. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0303 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with Western Security 
Bureau, Inc. to provide covert observers for cable 
car revenue collections, at a cost not to exceed 

$20,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0304 UEB Requesting Board of Supervisors 1 approval to extend 
the time for award of Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-869, Potrero Facility Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



90-148 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was-adopted: 

90-030b UEB Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 
request proposals, select and recommend suitable 
consulting engineering firm(s) to provide the 
required engineering services to perform a 
structural study of the Old Moccasin Powerhouse. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin 
Noes - Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Introduction of Old Business 



Fencing 



Commissioner Toupin remarked on the good results that have developed 
at the Presidio and Flynn Divisions in terms of graffiti. He stated 
that it appears that graffiti had been reduced by 99% due to fencing 
of those yards. Having had such good success with the Presidio and 
Flynn aivisions, Commissioner Toupin asked whether staff should 
accelerate the process and do more than one yard at a time. 

Mr. Johnny Stein, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that staff had looked at accelerating the fencing projects. Mr. 
Stein stated that the Green, Geneva, and Woods Divisions' fencing 
projects would begin simultaneouly on September 15, 1990 under a 
contract with Oakland Fencing Company. By the Fall of 1991, all 
yards would be completed, with the exception of the Potrero Division. 

Bus Lock Experiment 

Presiaent Rodis inquired about the status of the experiment to lock 
a certain number of buses. Mr. Kenneth Rodrigues, Rail Transporta- 
tion, Municipal Railway, reported that the device that staff is 
investigating would use a simple clamp on the rear doors of the 
coaches. He explained that the proposal is to retrofit 20 motor 
coaches that will be used on school trips to find out if this device 
is going to be subceptible to vandalism. 

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Introduction of New Business 

Commissioner Chin requested that a Public Hearing be calendared for 
the September 11, 1990 meeting regarding the noise problems with the 
Hyde street Cable Car at Chestnut and Hyde Streets and that 
interested parties be notified of the meeting. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, informed the 
Commission that a response had been sent to Ms. Carol Wilkins, 
Deputy Mayor for Finance, regarding the necessity to make 
adjustments to the 1990/91 as a result of the State budget cuts. 
Mr. Elzey stated that in the response to the Deputy Mayor, staff 
proposes to utilize new revenues received from the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission and requested that a portion of these 
revenues be reserved for: 1) fuel cost increases because of the 
Mideast situation; 2) wheelchair lift maintenance needs; 3) 
increased maintenance capabilities without new employees; and 4) 
augmentation of security services. 

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Resolution No. 90-0301 - Adopting the San Francico Municipal Railway 
Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program for 1990-99. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Director of Stragetic Planning, Municipal 
Railway, highlighted the following five key issues of concern 
regarding the Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement 
Program for 1990-99: 1) additional funding needed for maintenance; 
2) additional service needs; 3) future fares; 4) operating plans for 
the J-Line Connection; and 5) implementation schedule for Proof of 
Payment fare collection. 

Mr . Bernhard stated that the new programs that were approved by the 
Commission were in fact not funded in the City's final budget due to 
lack of funds this year. Included in those programs were 
maintenance and additional service needs due to overcrowding. 

On the issue of future fares, staff recommended maintaining a fare 
recovery ratio of approximately 30%-33% of what it cost to provide 
the service and to retain the same relationship between the adult 
fare and the Fast Pass. In addition, staff recommended 
standardizing the discount fares by making the senior and handicap 
fares similar to the youth fare. 

Regarding the type and level of service on the J-Line Connection, 
Mr. Bernhard stated there were two phases to the project. The first 
phase is that the trackage that is being constructed from 30th and 
Church Streets to the Metro Center will be completed in January, 
1991. The second phase of the project is the construction of two 
layover terminals which will enable staff to extend J-Line service 
past Metro Center to San Francisco State University and Stonestown. 

Finally, Mr. Bernhard mentioned that the implementation for Proof of 
Payment fare collection on LRV's is scheduled to proceed in August, 
1992. 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on various aspects of the Short-Range 
Transit Plan. He indicated support for the rail projects and 
suggested more regional coordination and telephone information 
service. Mr. Pilpel stated that he would like to see privatization 
of ball park service in the plan. 

Commissioner Chin suggested that the Commission should have a public 
hearing on the Proof of Payment issue before any decision is made. 



90-0150 



President -Rodis asked about the lifespan of the LRV ' s and if the LRV 
fleet is going to be phased out by 1995. Mr. Bernhard replied that 
the Metropolitan Boston Transportation Authority has been discussing 
the lifespan of the Boeing car with the Urban Mass Transportation 
Authority (UMTA) and are close to a settlement on what the assumed 
life on the Boeing car should be. Mr. Bernhard stated that the 
first additional vehicles will start arriving in mid-1994, which are 
net increases to the fleet and not replacements for the existing 
tleet. Staff anticipates that by the time this first order is 
completed we would be in a position to issue a follow-on order to 
replace the existing fleet of LRV ' s . 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0301 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0305 - Authorizing the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to request proposals, select and recommend suitable 
consulting engineering firm(s) to provide the required engineering 
services to perform a structural study of the Old Moccasin 
Powerhouse . 

Mr. Y. C. Yang, President, T. Y. Lin International spoke in 
opposition to this item. Mr. Yang stated that three years ago the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau issue request for proposals for the Old 
Moccasin Powerhouse project but due to a lack of funds the project 
was aelayed. He mentioned that in March of 1990 UEB contacted him 
as the firm to perform the work. After spending five months of 
considerable effort and money to negotiate a contract, he felt that 
nis firm should be selected to do the work. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, stated that 
the reason this item was before the Commission is that it was bid in 
September of 1986, which makes it four years old and that there is a 
price inflation of 33% above the original bid. Also, there were 
changes in the scope of work. Mr. Elzey recommended that this item 
be rebid uue to these changes. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0305 was adopted. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. Pilpel commented on the PUC calendar format 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:03 P.M 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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AMENDED 



MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



OCT 7 2 


1990 








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Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
^September 11, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 

Hetch Hetchy Project 

Municipal Railway 

Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-152 



Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of August 28, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0306A MR Declaring an emergency to effect some solution to 
abate the noise condition generated by the Hyde 
Street Cable Car in the vicinity of Hyde and 
Chestnut Streets, subject to the City Attorney 
finding that this action is in compliance with the 
Charter and Municipal Code. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0307 WD Requesting the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to 
approve immediate filling of the 7136-Water Shops 
and Equipment Superintendent position which will 
become vacant on September 28, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0308 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-817R, O' Shaughnessy Dam Leach Field, in the 
amount of $167,095.10 to K.W. Emerson, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0309 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

issue a Final Contract Payment Authorization in the 
amount of $2,703.28. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-153 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0310 MR Designating Tuesday, October 9, 1990 at 2:00 P.M. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, time 
and place for a public hearing by the Public 
Utilities Commission for considering an amendment to 
the Municipal Railway Fare Schedule pertaining to 
AC/BART Plus Muni Passes; proposed changes and staff 
report will be made available for public inspection 
and review beginning Monday, October 1, 1990 in Room 
287, City Hall, San Francisco, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0311 MR Designating Tuesday, October 30, 1990, at 7:00 P.M., 
at the Municipal Railway Headquarters Building, 2640 
Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, as the date, 
time and place for a special meeting. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0312 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to negotiate a contract with the 
Placer County Water Agency for the purpose of 
purchasing water; and approving $75,000 to reimburse 
Placer County Water Agency for legal costs and the 
cost of conducting an Environmental Assessment in 
accordance with State Water Resource Control Board 
requirements . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0313 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and enter into a lease for office space 
at 1145 Market Street, San Francisco, California to 
provide necessary and centralized office space for 
the Fleet Engineering and Signal Systems Section of 
the Administration Division of the Municipal Railway, 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-154 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0314 MR Authorizing members of the Armed Forces in uniform 
to ride Municipal Railway vehicles without payment 
of fare, commencing 12:01 A.M., October 6, 1990 and 
terminating at 11:59 P.M., October 10, 1990, 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0315 UEB Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-869, Potrero Facility Rehabilitation, in the 
amount of $10,522,492 for the Base Bid plus 
Alternate-B to N.L. Barnes Construction Co., Inc., 
San Francisco, CA, subject to Board of Supervisors' 
approval to extend the time for award and approval 
of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0316 UEB Approving the proposed Agreement between the City 

and ABB Impel 1 Corporation for as-needed Specialized 
Engineering Services and authorizing the Manager of 
the Utilities Engineering Bureau to execute the 
Agreement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0317 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with Kennedy Jenks Chilton 
Consultants for the design of the San Andreas 
Pipeline No. 3 - Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
Commissioner Chin was excused at 4:14 P.M. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0318 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with Woodward-Clyde Consultants 
for Early Intake Dam and Eleanor Dam Repairs Project 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-155 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0319 UEB Rejecting both bids on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-818R, Early Intake Sand Storage. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0320 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to negotiate and 
execute a professional services agreement with 
Ehrlich Bober & Co., Inc., Charles A. Bell 
Securities Corp., Government Finance Associates, 
Inc., a Joint Venture, for financial advisory 
services including the issuance of San Francisco 
Water Revenue Bonds for the reconstruction and 
replacement of existing facilities of Hetch Hetchy 
and the Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

90-0321 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to negotiate and enter into an 
emergency water supply contract with Contra Costa 
County Water District (CCCWD) to become effective 
following a failure of the Sherman Island levee and 
that CCCWD will assume all costs, liabilities and 
responsibilities in any way connected with the 
delivery and distribution of this emergency source 
of water . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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90-156 



Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Flynn announced that he completed 20 years of service 
with the Public Utilities Commission. 

President Rodis requested that Item 15 on the August 28, 1990 
Calendar regarding the Old Moccasin Powerhouse be reconsidered for 
discussion at the next Commission meeting. 

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Resolution No. 90-0306A - Declaring an emergency to effect some 
solution to abate the noise condition generated by the Hyde Street 
Cable Car in the vicinity of Hyde and Chestnut Streets, subject to 
the City Attorney finding that this action is in compliance with the 
Charter and Municipal Code. 

Public Hearing 

To hear comments from the public regarding noise from cable car 
operations . 

Mr. Edward Pearson, Deputy General Manager of Engineering, Municipal 
Railway, gave a brief overview of how the cable car system works and 
explained the cable car project with respect to replacing the 
depression beams with offset slots and revised springtype depression 
beams. He explained that after the work was completed at the 
intersection of Chestnut and Hyde Streets, there were complaints of 
an increase in the level of noise. 

Mr. James Nelson, Vice President, Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc., 
discussed the activities and modifications made at the intersection 
of Chestnut and Hyde and the results achieved. Mr. Nelson explained 
the decibel readings relating to the cable car noise problem and 
compared the study done in 1985 to the recent conditions at Chestnut 
and Hyde Street. 

President Rodis invited public comments. 

Mr. Richard Garcia-Kennedy , commented that the noise level at 
Chestnut and Hyde is absolutely intolerable. He stated that 
something needs to be done to improve the existing system. 

Ms. Nona Russell, stated that she is not against tourists coming to 
the City to enjoy the cable cars but that she finds the cable car 
noise extremely distressing and hopes something can be done to 
minimize the noise. 

Ms. Norma Garcia-Kennedy, expressed that the cable car noise at 
Chestnut and Hyde is frustrating and permeates every room in her 
home. She stated that the City owes a responsibility to its 
residents if it is going to operate a public service such as the 
cable car system, from which revenue is received. 

Mrs. Frank Frizzell, concurred with Ms. Norma Garcia-Kennedy. 

Ms. Margaret Victoria Bigham, expressed that the cable car is 
extremely noisy, especially at night. 

Mr. Peter S. Brand, pointed out that the hours of operation need to 
be reduced immediately due to the cable car noise and that the City 
is not in compliance with federal noise guidelines. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that according to the City Charter the 
hours of operation cannot be reduced. Commissioner Flynn pointed 
out that staff has the responsibility to find out what the problem 
is and solve it. 



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Mr. Johnny Stein, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated 
that only under an emergency condition can the hours be reduced. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. George Krueger, General Counsel, Public 
Utilities, if an emergency can be declared in this situation and 
whether it is possible to draft a resolution which will set forth 
whether or not in their opinion there is an emergency and substitute 
some other type of transportation during the emergency period. 

Mr. George Krueger, General Counsel, Public Utilities, replied that 
he recognized the seriousness of the cable car noise problem but 
questioned whether it can be considered an emergency because it is 
not a sudden unexpected event but an on-going issue. 

President Rodis stated that since the Charter sets certain time 
periods in which the cable car is run, a change in schedule cannot 
be made unless there is a declaration of emergency, which will 
afford the General Manager the opportunity to consider the reduction 
of time the cable car is in operation by signing a declaration of 
emergency . 

Mr. Bobby Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
commented he has been working closely with the Municipal Railway 
dealing with the cable car noise issue. Mr. Brown stated that this 
situation does not exist just at Chestnut and Hyde but throughout 
the City and by taking this action it could lead to additional 
reduction of service in other areas based on noise complaints. He 
expressed concern that if there was a shutdown of service it could 
have a rippling effect all over the City. 

Mr. David Pilpel remarked that to shutdown transit service on the 
basis of having specific noise impact on a neighborhood is a 
dangerous precedent for the Municipal Railway to set. He stated 
this could potentially lead to additional reduction of service based 
on noise complaints. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, stated that staff is engaging in a very dangerous 
precedent to declare an emergency based on noise complaints. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to declare an emergency. Commissioner Chin 
seconded . 

President Rodis requested a letter be prepared for his signature 
with a time span of thirty days thereby enabling the General Manager 
of Public Utilities and General Manager of Municipal Railway to 
effect some solution to abate the noise problem subject to the City 
Attorney's opinion. 

Resolution No. 90-0306A was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolution 90-0314 -- Authorizing members of the Armed Forces in 

uniform to ride Municipal Railway vehicles without payment of fare, 

commencing 12:01 A.M., October 6, 1990 and terminating at 11:59 
P.M., October 10, 1990. 

Mr. David Pilpel, expressed he was opposed to free fares to the 
military when it is fare revenue that is essential to the operation 
of the Municipal Railway. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0314 was adopted. 

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90-158 



Resolution 90-0315 — Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-869, Potrero Facility Rehabilitation, in the amount 
of $10,522,492 for the Base Bid plus Alternate-B to N.L. Barnes 
Construction Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA, subject to Board of 
Supervisors' approval to extend the time for award and approval of 
the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. 

Ms. Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, explained that S.J. Amoroso 
did not have an asbestos certification at the time of the bidding 
process. Therefore, the City Attorney's Office was of the opinion 
that the bidder was not qualified to bid because the firm needed to 
have a certification prior to the time the bid was submitted. As a 
result, the City Attorney's Office recommended award of the contract 
to the lowest bidder, N.L. Barnes Construction Co., Inc., who did 
have an asbestos certificate prior to bidding on the contract. 

Mr. Jim Rueben, representing S.J. Amoroso, stated that this contract 
should be awarded to S.J. Amoroso because they were the low bidder 
by $150,000. Mr. Rueben informed the Commission that S.J. Amoroso 
did receive the asbestos certificate two weeks after the bidding 
process and that they should not be denied award of the contract on 
a technicality. 

Mr. Richard Lund, representing N.L. Barnes Construction Co., Inc., 
remarked that N.L. Barnes is in complete agreement with the position 
taken by the City Attorney's Office and that the contract should be 
awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, which is N.L. Barnes. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0315 was adopted. 

At 4:14 P.M. Commissioner Chin was excused. 



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Resolution No. 90-0321 -- Authorizing the General Manager of the San 
Francisco Water Department to negotiate and enter into an emergency 
water supply contract with Contra Costa County Water District 
(CCCWD) to become effective following a failure of the Sherman 
Island levee; and that CCCWD will assume all costs, liabilities and 
responsibilities in any way connected with the delivery and 
distribution of this emergency source of water. 

Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, Commission Secretary, Public Utilities, 
presented the Commission with a letter addressed to the Mayor from 
Contra Costa County Water District explaining that this situation 
had occurred since the calendar was published and requested the 
Commission consider it at today's meeting. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the item was 
approved for consideration unanimously. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, stated that Contra Costa 
County Water District (CCCWD) is facing an emergency situation that 
has been caused by the physical condition of one of the levees in 
the delta and as the cracks expand there is the potential for the 
levee to break. If that occurs, water would inundate Sherman Island 
creating a type of tidal wave which would draw salt water from the 
Bay into the Delta to where Contra Costa draws its drinking water 
supply. In anticipation of such an event, CCCWD is looking into the 
development of mutual aid agreements with East Bay Municipal 
Utilities District (EBMUD) and San Francisco Water Department. 



90-159 



Staff is investigating the potential of participating in this mutual 
aid process and ways of delivering, through a convoluted conveyance 
mechanism, 5 million gallons of water a day for up to 100 days if 
necessary. All costs to be borne by CCCWD . 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Assistant General Manager, Contra Costa County 
Water District, described the situation and risks involved with the 
levee failing and stated they are doing everything possible to 
effect repairs. Mr. Jensen stated that should the levee fail it 
would cause serious water quality impacts on the district's 
customers, and therefore, a temporary loan of water from the San 
Francisco Water Department would be necessary. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0321 was adopted. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel commented that whenever possible contracts should 
be done in-house so as to avoid contracting procedures, the bid 
document process, or any other problems that arise from contracting 
out projects. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:35 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
September 25, 1990 



COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT l 5 1990 

SA,: 



DEPARTMENTS 

Hetch Hetchy Project 

Municipal Railway 

Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Lucille Akrami 
ACTING SECRETARY 



90-161 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of September 11, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0306 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $97,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0321A UEB Recinding the prior vote of August 28, 1990 on 

Resolution No. 90-0305 authorizing the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to request proposals, and to 
select and recommend suitable consulting engineering 
firm(s) to provide the required engineering services 
to perform a structural study of the Old Moccasin 
Powerhouse . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 
Noes - Flynn 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0322 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2013, 12-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Mission Street 
between Cotter Street and Onondaga Street, approving 
Debit Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$11,725; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $41,035.26 to the Contractor, Interlane General 
Engineering, Inc. and P & J Utility Co., a Joint 
Venture . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-162 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0323 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2023, 16-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Fillmore Street 
between Haight and Ellis Streets, approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of $6,646; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$32,018.15 to the Contractor, D'Arcy and Harty 
Construction Co., Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0324 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2053, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Howard, Langton, Sumner and Tehama Streets, in the 
net amount of $422,181 to E. Mitchell, Inc., San 
Francisco, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0325 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2070, Construction of Fences on Water Department 
Properties, East and West Bay locations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0326 WD Accepting the work performed under Professional 
Services agreement to perform a needs assessment 
study of Balboa and Francisco Reservoirs as 
satisfactorily completed, and approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$7,000.24, to Leedshill-Herkehoff , Inc. and AGS, Inc, 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0327 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of August, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-163 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0328 GM Approving the temporary appointment made by the 

General Manager of Public Utilities of Richard E. 
Brandt as Acting Manager, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to be retroactive to September 6, 1990 and 
cease with the appointment of a permanent incumbent 
or within 90 calendar days, whichever occurs first. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0329 WD Declaring an emergency authorizing the General 

Manager of the San Francisco Water Department to 
take all necessary steps to execute contracts with 
Placer County Water Agency for the purpose of 
purchasing water, California Department of Water 
Resources for wheeling of water, and Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company for power revenue loss recovery. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolutions were adopted: 

90-0330 WD Commending and thanking Norman Lougee for his 

tremendous effort and contribution in assisting with 
the restoration of damaged water supply systems in 
the Philippines as a result of the July 16, 1990 
earthquake . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0331 HH Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal 
for relighting the Upper Ashbury Area, as depicted 
on their Drawing 50,749, with the provision that 
construction methods, component selection and other 
details meet with the approval of the Bureau of 
Light, Heat and Power. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0332 UEB Commending and thanking Raymond G. Miller on the 

occasion of his retirement after twenty-seven (27) 
years of City service and extending best wishes to 
him and his family for good health and happiness for 
many years to come. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-164 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0333 UEB Approving the leasing of 13,129 square feet of 

office space at 1145 Market Street for a term of 66 
months, commencing on December 1, 1990, or as soon 
thereafter the build-out is completed and accepted 
by the City, to accommodate a projected staff 
increase of 60 employees for the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0334 HH Rejecting both bids on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-819, Moccasin Powerhouse Static 
Excitation System Retrofit. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0335 UEB Approving the selection of Gannett Fleming, 

Engineers and Planners and authorizing the Manager 
of Utilities Engineering Bureau to negotiate and 
execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Gannett Fleming, Engineers and Planners for the 
functional analysis and conceptual engineering phase 
for design and construction of new Islais Creek 
Fleet Maintenance Facility and rehabilitation of the 
existing Woods Fleet Maintenance Facility for an 
amount not-to-exceed $2,100,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chiesa 
Abstained - Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0336 HH Authorizing an agreement with Vincent & Elkins, as 
legal counsel, to represent the City in the 1991 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearings on New 
Don Pedro fish flows and related water matters for 
an amount not-to-exceed $300,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolutions were adopted: 

90-0337 WD Commending and thanking Pedrito F. Paraguya for his 
tremendous effort and contribution in assisting with 
the restoration of damaged water supply systems in 
the Philippines as a result of the July 16, 1990 
earthquake . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Introduction of Old Business 

Resolution No. 90-0321A - Recinding the prior vote of August 28, 
1990 on Resolution No. 90-0305 authorizing the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to request proposals, and to select and recommend suitable 
consulting engineering firm(s) to provide the required engineering 
services to perform a structural study of the Old Moccasin 
Powerhouse . 

Mr. Richard E. Brandt, Acting Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
outlined to the Commission the Utilities Engineering Bureau's 
ability to do the work of the Old Moccasin Powerhouse in-house. Mr. 
Brandt stated that doing the work in-house rather than hiring an 
outside consultant would be cost effective to the City regarding 
this particular item. 

President Rodis requested at the September 11, 1990 Commission 
meeting that the August 28, 1990 resolution be reconsidered for 
discussion. He stated that if the Commission were to reconsider 
their earlier vote and decide not to solicit request for proposals 
there would be two alternatives: 1) to perform the work in-house; 
and, 2) to pursue negotiations with T.Y. Lin International as the 
firm to perform the work. 

Mr. George Krueger, General Counsel, Public Utilities Commission, 
mentioned that the item before the Commission is for reconsideration 
of their prior vote and not to award the contract to T.Y. Lin 
International or any other firm. 

Mr. Charles Seim, Principal, T.Y. Lin International, gave a 
presentation on their firm's technical expertise and ability to 
perform the work on the Old Moccasin Powerhouse. 

Mr. Tom Ho, Project Manager, T.Y. Lin International, explained the 
scope of work and seismic evaluations on the Old Moccasin Powerhouse 
Rehabilitation Project. 

Commissioner Chin asked staff why the decision to do the work 
in-house was not presented at the time of the August 28, 1990 
meeting . 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, stated that 
after an internal staff review, staff realized they had the 
resources to do the work efficiently and effectively in-house. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0321A was adopted, with Commissioner Flynn voting 
no. 



Graffiti 

President Rodis commended Barbara Conway, Graffiti Prevention 
Program Manager, for the splendid work she did in securing a $75,000 
grant from Pacific Telesis. 

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90-166 



Report of the General Manager 

Cable Car Noise 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, made 
reference to the correspondence received from the City Attorney's 
Office that a declaration of emergency cannot be declared for the 
purpose of reducing the schedule of cable cars to limit the noise 
generated by the cable cars. Mr. Elzey stated in lieu of the City 
Attorney's decision, staff realizes the concern of the Commission's 
desire to see efforts to begin to address the cable car noise 
problem. He indicated that a Task Force has been formed and is 
addressing the problem on the cable car noise at the intersection of 
Chestnut and Hyde. Mr. Elzey explained that the Task Force will be 
chaired by Mr. Richard E. Brandt, Acting Manager, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau, and support staff. He stated that several 
meetings have been held to come up with a solution to the cable car 
noise issue. Also, Mr. Jaimie Levin, Community Relations, will be 
distributing to the neighborhood a newsletter/bulletin that will 
keep them informed on the progress of the cable car noise issue. 
Mr. Elzey informed the Commission that he will report to them on a 
periodic basis regarding the Task Force's efforts. 

Mr. Richard Garcia-Kennedy commented that he would like to be kept 
up-to-date on the timetable regarding the cable car noise and to 
continue making it a priority. 

Mr. David Pilpel expressed his appreciation to staff for dealing 
with the cable car noise issue without having to declare an 
emergency to do so. 

Ms. Norma Garcia-Kennedy expressed her appreciation for the efforts 
of the Commission in addressing the cable car noise issue. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, concurred with Mr. David Pilpel's remarks. 

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Resolution No. 90-0336 - Authorizing an agreement with Vincent & 
Elkins, as legal counsel, to represent the City in the 1991 Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission hearings on New Don Pedro fish flows 
and related water matters for an amount not-to-exceed $300,000. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, explained 
that this item arose after the calendar was published and requested 
the Commission vote to consider it at today's meeting. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the item was 
approved for consideration unanimously. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, Resolution No. 
90-0366 was adopted. 

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90-167 



Public Comments 



Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, informed the 
Commission that the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power saw the need to 
install a new streetlight pole in front of 1241 Stanyan Street as an 
important element to neighborhood safety. 

Mr. David Holzman, resident of 1241 Stanyan Street, stated that he 
would like to propose the movement of the streetlight pole 28 feet 
up from his home to 1243 Stanyan Steet. He stated that the owner of 
1243 Stanyan Street is in full agreement with this proposal. 

Mr. Don Wegars, resident of 1243 Stanyan Street, concurred with Mr. 
Holzman 's proposal. 

Ms. Mary Wegars, resident of 1243 Stanyan Street, stated that she 
respects the City's efforts to provide safety for the neighborhood 
and supported Mr. Holzman's proposal. 

Mr. Paul Wilson, resident of 1238 Stanyan, spoke in support of the 
City for the safety of the neighborhood with proper streetlighting . 

Mr. Joe DeGraca, Manager, Bureau of Light, Heat and Power, stated 
what is being proposed would create an imbalance in streetlighting 
on Stanyan Street, therefore, staff would proceed with installing 
the streetlight pole in front of 1241 Stanyan Street. 

Mr. Bobby Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
expressed that he would like to review the Task Force report on the 
status of the Municipal Railway before the Special Meeting of 
October 30, 1990. 

Mr. David Pilpel stated he would like to see the Municipal Railway 
extend the 28-Line to the Airport. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:15 P.M, 



LUCILLE AKRAMI 
Acting Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

HMENTS DEPT. October 9, 199 

OCT ?t 2 mo 



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COMMISSIONERS 



Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-169 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: Commissioner Gordon Chin 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0338 FM Amending the fare schedule for the Municipal Railway 
to revise the department's share of revenue from the 
AC/BART Plus pass. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0339 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement, effective July 1, 1990 
and terminating June 30, 1991, with AC Transit, 
BART, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
to reflect the revised fare schedule. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0340 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $55,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0341 MR Approving collection of charges for damages against 

the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 

miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $2,351.69, 
for the month of September, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-170 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0342 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2050, Clean and Coat 36-Inch, 60-Inch and 48-Inch 
Mains at Lake Merced and CalTrans District Yard. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0343 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2051, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Dartmouth Street, Woolsey to Mansell Streets; Colby 
Street, Olmstead to Mansell Streets; Olmstead 
Street, University to Bowdoin Streets, in the net 
amount of $190,460 to P & M Pipelines. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0344 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Procurement 
Contracts for purchase of the equipment for Baden 
Pump Station . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0345 HH Awarding San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-813R, Assembly and Pre-Ener gizat ion 
Test of Moccasin Spare Transformer, in the amount of 
$48,500 to Calco West Electric, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0346 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-1007-R, Curtis Green LRV Center - Smoke and 
Heat Vent Rehabilitation in the amount of $82,898 to 
T & M Sheet Metal Company. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-171 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0347 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Waterfront and 
Market Street Rail Procurement Contract. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0348 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Carl Williams for his effort and dedication 
in evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0349 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Jim Beard for his effort and dedication in 
evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0350 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Virginia Cerenio for her effort and 
dedication in evaluating and interviewing candidates 
for the position of General Manager, Water 
Department . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0351 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Anson Moran for his effort and dedication in 
evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0352 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 

member Tse Ming Tarn for his effort and dedication in 
evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-172 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0353 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Lulann McGriff for her effort and dedication 
in evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
positions of General Manager, Water Department and 
General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0354 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 

member Andrea Gourdine for her effort and dedication 
in evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0355 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Benjamin D. James, Jr. for his effort and 
dedication in evaluating and interviewing candidates 
for the position of General Manager, Municipal 
Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0356 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Thomas Matoff for his effort and dedication 
in evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0357 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Edith Adame for her effort and dedication in 
evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0358 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Wilbert Din for his effort and dedication in 
evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-173 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0359 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Wendell Michelob for his effort and 
dedication in evaluating and interviewing candidates 
for the position of General Manager, Municipal 
Railway . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0360 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Charna Staten for her effort and dedication 
in evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0361 GM Extending sincere appreciation to Search Committee 
member Bruce Oka for his effort and dedication in 
evaluating and interviewing candidates for the 
position of General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0362 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to execute extension of agreement 
with the Port of San Francisco for lease of space at 
Pier 33 to house Customer Service Division 
Inspectors . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0363 WD Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing a 
lease of 1.32 acres of Water Department pipeline 
right-of-way land located adjacent to 2650 El Camino 
Real West, Mountain View, in Santa Clara County, to 
Teh Yu International Investment, Inc., dba San 
Antonio Inn, for the purpose of parking, driveway 
access and landscaping, for a term of five (5) 
years, commencing October 1, 1990 and terminating on 
September 30, 1995, at an annual rental rate of 
$18,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-174 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0364 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy 

Water and Power to transfer $30,000 to the Westside 
Transfer Group for the purpose of developing an 
agreement for the transfer and allocation of 
approximately 50,000 acre feet of water among seven 
water agencies . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0365 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 2 to the Agreement with 
Manna Consultants, Inc., expanding the Agreement's 
scope of work, extending the contract term to April 
30, 1991, and increasing the contract amount by a 
sum not-to-exceed $198,000 for the conceptual design 
and engineering advice pertaining to a prototypical 
Municipal Railway light rail vehicle maintenance and 
storage facility known as Metro East. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0366 MR Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $309,323.84 to Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-1005, Cable Car System - Furnish and Install 
Replacements for Depression Beams; approving an 
extension of time of one-hundred and ten (110) 
calendar days to the contract term in order to 
accomplish additional work; and approving a revision 
of the General Provisions of the contract 
specifications to allow for payment of fabricated 
but unassembled material. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0367 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a detailed scope of 
work and appropriate fee for a professional services 
agreement with Parsons, Br inckerhof f , Quade & 
Douglas, Inc. for conceptual engineering phase 
services for the Muni Metro East Facility and Access 
Track Project for an amount not-to-exceed $1,000,000 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



90-175 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0368 UEB Commending and thanking Donald F. Keener on the 

occasion of his retirement after five (5) years of 
City service and extending best wishes to him and 
his family for good health an happiness for many 
years to come. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0369 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 2 with Dames and 
Moore to extend the term of the contract to January 
31, 1991 with no increase in cost to complete 
repairs on the ladder system at the Priest outlet 
tower in order to complete the Evaluation of 
Stability of Priest Dam and related facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted in executive 
session : 

90-0370 FM Authorizing the General Manager of the Public 

Utilities Commission to enter into an agreement with 
Westcap Heritage Investors to implement the final 
judgment of Westcap Heritage Investors vs. City and 
County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 873-688. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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90-176 



Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Richard E. Brandt, Acting Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
reported on the on-going effort of staff to address the cable car 
noise. Mr. Brandt stated that since the Task Force was formed on 
September 14, 1990, staff developed a cable car noise schematic 
explaining the basic problem of the noise generated by the 
depression beams. He said that all four depression beams at 
Chestnut and Hyde Streets should be modified by October 23, 1990. 

Ms. Elizabeth Martin, Executive Director, San Francisco Beautiful, 
spoke in support of the work and research the Task Force is 
performing . 

Ms. Norma Garcia-Kennedy stated that she was happy to hear that a 
Task Force was formed to resolve the cable car noise issue and urged 
tne Commission to continue their efforts to alleviate the cable car 
noise, however, 30 days had passed without any work at the 
intersection of Chestnut and Hyde Streets. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, stated that he sympathized with Ms. Garcia-Kennedy for her 
patience in dealing with the noise. 

Ms. Enid Lim, representing Chinatown Trip, commented that Chinatown 
is the hub of cable car service with all three of the cable car 
lines stopping in Chinatown. Ms. Lim stated she was glad to see 
that a Task Force had been formed and that her main concern was that 
cable car service not be cut back. 

Mr. David Pilpel stated he was pleased the Public Utilities 
Commission has been very responsive in addressing the cable car 
noise issue and that a declaration of emergency was not declared. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 90-033 8 - Amending the fare schedule for the 
Municipal Railway to revise the department's share of revenue from 
the AC/BART Plus pass. 

Resolution No. 90-0339 - Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into an agreement, effective July 1, 1990 and 
terminating June 30, 1991, with AC Transit, BART, and the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission to reflect the revised fare 
schedule . 

Ms. Kathleen Kelly, Deputy Director, Resource Planning and 
Development, Finance Bureau, gave a presentation on modifying the 
Municipal Railway Fare Schedule related to the AC Transit/BART Plus 
Muni Pass. Ms. Kelly explained that there were two resolutions 
related to the AC Transit/BART Plus Muni Pass. The first would 
amend the Municipal Railway Fare Schedule by increasing the rate 
from $10.00 per pass to $12.00 per pass and altering the formula by 
which the Municipal Railway is compensated for pass sales. The 
second resolution would be to renew and amend the existing AC 
Transit/BART Plus Muni transfer agreement through June 30, 1991. 

President Rodis invited public comments. 

Mr. Phillip Seronick stated that he felt those who have a $4.50 Muni 
Discount Fast Pass should be able to use it on BART. 



90-177 



Mr. David Pilpel stated he was in support of the two resolutions 
proposed by the Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Pilpel was 
concerned whether or not this rate increase was going to be passed 
on to users. He remarked that it was his understanding the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) would provide the 
additional level of subsidy to Muni to make up the difference from 
revenue generated from the entire Fare Schedule. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, Resolution 
Nos. 90-0338 and 90-0339 were adopted. 



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Resolution No. 90-0367 - Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to negotiate and execute a detailed scope of work 
and appropriate fee for a professional services agreement with 
Parsons, Br inckerhof f , Quade & Douglas, Inc. for conceptual 
engineering phase services for the Muni Metro East Facility and 
Access Track Project for an amount not-to-exceed $1,000,000. 

Mr. David Pilpel opposed using Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF) 
funds for capital projects. He stated that funds received from the 
TIDF should be used for maintaining and financing the level of 
operating service. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Finance Director, replied that whenever 
possible TIDF funds are used first for operations and then for 
capital projects. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, Resolution No. 
90-0367 was adopted. 



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Puolic Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel remarked the traffic signal's timing on Market 
Street is against transit after midnight. He suggested the 
engineering staff investigate the problem and perhaps set up a new 
signal cycle with the Department of Public Works that would only 
exist at nighttime hours. 

Mr. David Pilpel handed out copies to the Commission on some 
comments he submitted to the San Francisco Bay Chapter Sierra Club 
regarding BART to the Airport project. Mr. Pilpel remarked that one 
of his comments was to extend the Muni M-Line to the Airport. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOUNED: 3:00 P.M 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

October x 23, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 

DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 

Hetc) r Hetchy Project Energy Conservation 

Municipal Railway Engineering and 

Construction Management 
Water Department 



Financial Management 
Information Systems 

DEPOSITORY ITEM Management Efficiency and 

n ,s~.„CNT«s06PT. Productivity 

NOV 1 5 1990 Personnel and Training 

.NCI»CO 
.' JBLIC LIBRARY 

Thomas J. Elzey 

GENERAL MANAGER 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

jkinw . Romaine A. Boldridge 

SAN Fr:. SECRETARY 



90-179 



Call to Order: 2:09 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of September 11, 1990 were approved as corrected, and the 
Minutes of September 25, 1990 and October 9, 1990 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0371 GM Approving the appointment made by the General 

Manager of Public Utilities of Johhny B. Stein as 
General Manager, Municipal Railway, to be effective 
immediately . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0372 MR Cancelling the special meeting of October 30, 1990, 
and rescheduling the special meeting on the Task 
Force Report to January 8, 1991, at 7:00 P.M., at 
the Municipal Railway Headquarters Building, 2640 
Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, California. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0373 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $159,930.90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-180 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0374 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2030, 4, 6 and 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Tehama, 
Rausch, Langton and 23rd Streets; approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$24,824.05; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 14 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$29,279.80 to the Contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc. 
and Ruiz Construction and Associates, Inc., A Joint 
Venture . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0375 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $76,072 from any 
legally available source to restore cuts made to 
department's 1990/91 training and membership budgets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0376 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
889, Flynn Facility Modifications. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0377 MR Approving Debit Modification in the amount of 

$87,200 for additional work as set forth in Contract 
Modification No. 1 to Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1009-R, Metro Subway System: Wet Standpipe System 
Repair and Certification; and approving an extension 
of time of three hundred (300) calendar days to the 
contract term in order to accomplish the work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-181 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0378 MR Approving Debit Modification in the amount of 
$8,357.64 for additional work as set forth in 
Contract Modification No. 1 to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-1014, Muni Metro System: Fire 
Protection System Inspection, Testing and 
Certification; and approving an extension of time of 
two hundred (200) calendar days to the contract term 
in order to accomplish the work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0379 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
enter into a contract with the California 
Environmental Internship Program for an amount 
not-to-exceed $35,000 to promote energy conservation 
efforts in the San Francisco municipal, residential 
and commercial sectors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0380 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a professional services 
agreement with PaineWebber, Incorporated, senior 
manager; Grigsby Brandford Powell Inc., co-senior 
manager; and Artemis Capital Group, Inc., M.R. Beal 
& Company, Perry Investments, Inc., and Pryor , 
McClendon, Counts & Co., Inc., co-managers for 
underwriter services for Water Revenue Replacement 
Bonds . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0381 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to reroute the 

80X-GATEWAY EXPRESS and 81X-CALTRAIN EXPRESS lines 
in the PM peak period to reduce exposure to traffic 
delays on the Beale Street approach to the Bay 
Bridge; authorizing the partial discontinuance of 
express service on Beale, Bryant and Main Streets; 
and authorizing establishment of replacement express 
service on Folsom and Spear Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



90-182 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0382 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to reroute the 
82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS line in the PM peak period 
only on Broadway and The Embarcadero between 
Broadway and Spear Streets; authorizing 
establishment of replacement southbound PM peak 
period service on Battery between Broadway and Clay, 
Davis, Beale, Folsom, and Spear Streets; and 
requesting the Board of Supervisors not to 
disapprove the partial discontinuance of service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0383 UEB Authorizing and approving the substitution of 
subcontractor, A & E Paving, Inc. for Esquivel 
Grading and Paving, to perform the paving v/ork under 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-881, 
No. 31 Balboa Electrification - Trolley Coach 
Overhead Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0384 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 1 with Wilson, Ihrig 
& Associates, Inc. to provide professional services 
for the design and testing of a floating slab 
trackbed for Noe Street between 16th and 17th 
Streets, to increase the contract amount to $27,790, 
and to extend the term of the contract to July 31, 
1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0385 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify contract 40-70032 with Williams, Adley & 
Company for auditing and consulting services on an 
"as needed" basis in reviewing electric power 
subcategory usage under the Raker Act by two of its 
hydroelectric power customers for an amount 
not-to-exceed $75,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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90-183 



Announcement 

Resolution No. 90-0371 - Approving the appointment made by the 
General Manager of Public Utilities of Johhny B. Stein as General 
Manager, Municipal Railway, to be effective immediately. 

President Rodis announced that the Commission met in Executive 
Session on October 23, 1990 and approved the appointment of Mr. 
Johnny B. Stein as General Manager of the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, expressed 
his appreciation for the opportunity to serve the Public Utilities 
Commission. Mr. Stein remarked that over the last several months he 
has learned a great deal as Acting General Manager and looks forward 
to continuing his work with the Public Utilities Commission. 

Commissioner Flynn thanked staff for the thorough process in the 
selection of Mr. Stein as General Manager. 

Commissioner Gordon Chin congratulated Mr. Stein in his new position 
and remarked that as a matter of principle it is always wise to look 
for people inside of the department versus outside. Commissioner 
Chin also thanked the screening committee for devoting a number of 
hours in the process of selecting a candidate for General Manager of 
the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Chiesa extended her personal congratulations to Mr. 
Stein on his appointment and thanked Mr. Thomas J. Elzey and staff 
for a jod well done. 

President Rodis also extended his congratulations to Mr. Stein and 
mentioned that Mr. Stein consistently ranked the highest in all of 
the evaluator's scores. 



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New Business 

Resolution No. 90-0372 - Cancelling the special meeting of October 
30, 1990, and rescheduling the special meeting on the Task Force 
Report to January 8, 1991, at 7:00 P.M., at the Municipal Railway 
Headquarters Building, 2640 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, 
California. 

Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, 
commented that an item has come up since the calendar was published 
and requested the Commission to consider it at today's meeting. She 
said that on September 11, 1990, Resolution No. 90-0311 was approved 
designating October 30, 1990 as the date for a special meeting on 
the Task Force Report on the status of the Municipal Railway. Ms. 
Boldridge stated that the Task Force Report is not ready for 
presentation and requests that the meeting be cancelled and be 
rescheduled for January 8, 1991. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the item was 
approved for consideration unanimously. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, Resolution No. 
90-0372 was adopted. 

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90-184 



Resolution No. 90-0380 - Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement 
with PaineWebber, Incorporated, senior manager; Grigsby Brandford 
Powell Inc., co-senior manager; and Artemis Capital Group, Inc., 
M.R. Beal & Company, Perry Investments, Inc., and Pryor, McClendon, 
Counts & Co., Inc., co-managers for underwriter services for Water 
Revenue Replacement Bonds. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, stated that 
the resolution before the Commission is to execute a contract with 
the firms named for underwriter services for Water Revenue 
Replacement Bonds. Mr. Elzey noted that the firms selected 
represent 65% of minority and women participation, which is 
indicative of the Mayor's most recent directive on minority and 
women business enterprise in the City and County of San Francisco. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Finance Director, stated that out of the 17 
proposals received for underwriter services six firms were being 
recommended for the Commission's approval. Mr. Harrington 
introduced the representatives from the various firms that were 
present at the meeting and explained how staff is going to spread 
the business among these firms. He remarked that it will require 
additional management on staff's part to make sure that each firm is 
allocated a certain portion of the underwriter services for Water 
Revenue Replacement Bonds. 

President Rodis congratulated Mr. Elzey and staff for meeting the 
Mayor's guidelines on MBE/WBE participation by recommending the 
various minority firms for underwriter services. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, Resolution No. 
90-0380 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0381 - Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
reroute the 80X-GATEWAY EXPRESS and 81X-CALTRAIN EXPRESS lines in 
the PM peak period to reduce exposure to traffic delays on the Beaie 
Street approach to the Bay Bridge; authorizing the partial 
discontinuance of express service on Beale, Bryant and Main Streets; 
and authorizing establishment of replacement express service on 
Folsom and Spear Streets. 

Resolution No. 90-0382 - Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
reroute the 82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS line in the PM peak period only 
on Broadway and The Embarcadero between Broadway and Spear Streets; 
authorizing establishment of replacement southbound PM peak period 
service on Battery between Broadway and Clay, Davis, Beale, Folsom, 
and Spear Streets; and requesting the Board of Supervisors not to 
disapprove the partial discontinuance of service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, stated 
that the purpose of rerouting the EXPRESS lines is to divert buses 
away from the Ferry Building and streets where the flow of traffic 
is heavy during the PM peak period. Mr. Straus stated that both of 
these items has the support of the Caltrain Citizens Advisory 
Committee . 



90-185 



Mr. Bruce Shelton, Chairman, Caltrain Citizens Advisory Committee, 
spoke in support of rerouting the EXPRESS lines. Mr. Shelton stated 
that on September 19, 1990 the Caltrain Citizens' Advisory Committee 
had a meeting specifically applauding this proposal. He remarked 
that Caltrans staff has participated in the development of this 
proposal and supports the reroute. 

Mr. David Pilpel remarked that rerouting the EXPRESS lines is an 
appropriate change to improve the efficiency of bus service. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Chiesa, Resolution Nos. 
90-0381 and 90-0382 was adopted. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel questioned the fact that the closed session meeting 
was not included in the Calendar. He indicated that he wanted to be 
notified when there is an Executive Session meeting. 

Ms. Angela Karikas, Deputy City Attorney, City Attorney's Office, 
stated she would follow up on whether or not individual notice has 
to be given on closed session meetings. 

Ms. Claire Caldwell, Executive Vice President, Transport Workers 
Union Local 250A, publicly congratulated Mr. Johnny B. Stein on his 
appointment . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:45 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

November 13, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-187 



Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of October 23, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0386 MR Directing staff to suspend expenditure of funds 

beyond $120,000 for a period of 90 days, to monitor 
the decibel level during that time, and to report 
the findings to the Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0387 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
month of October, 1990 against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $19,774.22 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $1,440.24; approving San Francisco Water 
Department collections from miscellaneous debtors in 
the amount of $300.44; and approving Hetch Hetchy 
Water & Power collections from miscellaneous debtors 
in the amount of $100. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0388 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2010, Alemany Pump Station Electrical 
Improvements . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-188 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

9U-0389 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2022, Sunol Yard 
Headquarters - Replace Fuel Tanks and Fueling 
Station; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $25.31; authorizing an extension 
of time for unavoidable delays of 35 working days; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$1,759.39 to the Contractor, Stacy & Witbeck, 
Inc ./Rodgers/Genner , AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0390 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2024, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Eucalyptus Drive, 
Gellert Drive and Other Streets; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$13,692.80; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $12,122.86 to the Contractor, Ranger 
Pipelines, Inc. and A. Ruiz Construction and 
Associates, Inc., AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0391 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2026, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Carl Street 
between Hillway Avenue and Clayton Street; approving 
Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$33,427.00; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $48,357.85 to the Contractor, Interlane 
General Engineering, Inc. and P & J Utility Co., AJV 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0392 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2075, University Mound Reservoir - South Basin 
Roof Repair . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-0189 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0393 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-997, Woods Division - Maintenance Building - 

Roof Repair, in the amount of $40,685 to Angotti & 
Reilly Inc., San Francisco, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0394 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of September, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0395 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation request in the amount of $658,386 to 
fund the City's mandatory water-rationing and 
conservation programs through June 30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0396 WD Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
the 0.65 acres, located at 1035 Mission Road, South 
San Francisco, in San Mateo County, Lease to William 
Moore and Don O'Rourke, dba Nickels Restaurant, Inc. 
for purposes of operating a bar/restaurant and 
parking, as set forth in the Lease for a term of 4 
years and five months, commencing November 1, 1990 
to and including March 31, 1995, at an initial 
annual rent of $21,600. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0397 MR Requesting the Department of Real Estate to request 
approval of the Board of Supervisors of the sale of 
Municipal Railway property and easement at the 
6-Parnassus terminal at Fourteenth Avenue and 
Quintara Street to transfer ownership of a small 
parcel of property occupied by the structure at 2107 
Fourteenth Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-0190 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0398 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a six-month extension, with appropriate 
modifications, of its existing Transit Advertising 
Agreement with Transportation Displays, 
Incorporated, subject to the approval of the Board 
of Supervisors . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0399 UEB Rejecting all bids on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-810R, Kirkwood Powerhouse - Static 
Excitation Units 1 and 2, and authorizing readver- 

tisement of the work as Contract No. HH-810R2. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
Noes - Chiesa 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0400 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Agreement with ABB Power Generation as a 
sole source consultant to provide specialized 
construction inspection services for the Kirkwood 
Powerhouse Static Excitation Project, HH-810R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0401 UEB Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-824, San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2, Replace Mortar 
Lining in the amount of $2,500,000 to Spiniello 
Construction Co., Long Beach, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session: 

90-0402 Approving the settlement and authorizing the General 
Manager of Public Utilities to execute a Settlement 
Agreement and Release in the case of the City and 
County of San Francisco v. Burt Hamrol, et.al. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 
Excused - Flynn 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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90-0191 



Communications 

Commissioner Flynn asked staff to explain why fuel usage is up by 
20,000 gallons per month over last year. Mr. Johnny Stein, General 
Manager, Municipal Railway, replied that in the first quarter of 
Fiscal Year 1989/90, service delivery was 97.3% for the system and 
in Fiscal Year 1990/91, service delivery was 98.8%, which was an 
increase of 1.5%. Mr. Stein stated that when those figures are 
applied to the amount of annual service delivered it would amount to 
3,700,000 hours of service. He stated that diesel coach service 
delivery is up by 10,000 hours from the previous year, which is 
about 29,000 gallons more diesel fuel when computed. 

Commissioner Chin asked what would enable staff to make better 
projections in terms of the fiscal needs in reference to next year's 
budget regarding fuel prices. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Finance Director, stated that the Board of 
Supervisors gave staff the authority to hedge on diesel fuel prices 
for the rest of this year. Staff has not acted on this due to 
fluctuation of the market. Mr. Harrington stated that diesel fuel 
was budgeted at 6 7>6 per gallon for this year. He mentioned the 
market on diesel fuel now is in the neighborhood of 84(zf per gallon, 
which would result in an additional cost of $1,000,000 if staff 
decided to lock in the price at 8 4jz5 per gallon. 

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Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Chin inquired as to the status of the proposed 
community meetings. Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public 
Utilities, statea that staff will be scheduling future meetings that 
involve the public. Mr. Elzey mentioned the first community meeting 
will be held on January 8, 1991 regarding the Municipal Railway Task 
Force Report. Commissioner Chin stated that these community 
meetings can be used as community education opportunities for the 
public . 

President Rodis reminded staff that policy should set the budget 
rather than the budget setting policy. He expressed the opinion 
that policy discussions should be in neighborhood settings where 
different issues can be discussed. 



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Report of the General Manager 

Cable Car Noise 

Resolution No. 90-0386 - Directing staff to suspend expenditure of 
funds beyond $120,000 for a period of 90 days, to monitor the 
decibel level during that time, and to report the findings to the 
Commission . 



Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, reported 
that the Task Force that was formed during the last several months 
to address the cable car noise issue had been working intensely to 
reduce the level of cable car noise. 



90-192 



Mr. Richard E. Brandt, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that prior to July 8, 1990 the noise level from the cable car system 
was at 72 decibels. As of November 2, 1990 the decibel level had 
been brought down to 60 decibels. He mentioned that softeners were 
added between the main structure of the depression beams and the 
foundation which acts to isolate the sound from going to the 
community. Mr. Brandt stated that as of September 9, 1990, $100,000 
had been expended and that approximately $20,000 more would be 
needed for on-going work, which includes adding additional isolation 
and sound absorbing material. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if another $100,000 were spent, would it 
bring the decibel level any lower than 60 decibels. Mr. Brandt 
replied that the decibel level would probably drop only another 1 or 
2 decibels. Commissioner Flynn asked if the decibel level had ever 
been lower than 60 decibels. Mr. Brandt stated that there is 
nothing on the record lower than 60 decibels . 

President Rodis invited public comments. 

Mr. Richard Gar cia-Kennedy commented that there was no perceivable 
noise difference and the current cable car noise still permeates the 
neighborhood and his home. 

Mr. Virgil Caselli spoke on behalf of The Committee to Save the 
Cable Cars and noted that the sound of the cable cars is music to 
his ears. Mr. Caselli commended the Commission in their efforts to 
respond to this complaint to reduce the cable car noise. 

Mr. Don Blum concurred with Mr. Virgil Casselli's comments. 

Ms. Norma Garcia-Kennedy expressed her disappointment with the 
continued noise from the cable cars and stated the problem had not 
been corrected. 

Ms. Enid Lim, representing Chinatown Trip, commented that the 
expenditure of $100,000 shows an earnest effort on the part of the 
Commission to resolve the noise. Ms. Lim also stated she would not 
like to see service diminished because the cable cars are a 
necessary part of public transportation. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, concurred with Mr. Caselli and Ms. Lim's comments. 

Mr. Christopher Martin, representing many Fisherman's Wharf 
businesses, spoke against any cut back of cable car service and 
remarked that the cable cars serve San Franciscans as well as 
tourists . 

Mr. Peter Brown, Executive Director and General Manager of The 
Anchorage Shopping Center in Fisherman's Wharf, thanked the 
Municipal Railway for their work in improving the sound level of the 
cable cars and concurred with others that the system is too 
important to cut back any hours of operation. 

Mr. Bobby Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
expressed his concern about the safety of the cable car system for 
employees if the system is continually being altered to reduce noise 

Mr. David Pilpel stated that he concurred with several comments 
already made regarding the cable cars. Mr. Pilpel mentioned he 
would question any additional efforts or expenditures relating to 
the cable cars noise. 



90-193 



Commissioner Flynn moved to suspend expenditure of funds beyond 
$120,000 for a period of 90 days, and directed staff to monitor the 
decibel level during that time, and to report the findings to the 
Commission. Commissioner Chiesa seconded. 

Resolution 90-0386 was unanimously adopted. 

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Mr. Elzey took the opportunity to welcome and introduce to the 
Commission Ms. Kathleen Gilbert, the new Acting Deputy General 
Manager of Transportation of the Municipal Railway and Mr. Gregory 
Tom, the new Deputy General Manager of the Water Department. 

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Resolution No. 90-0399 - Rejecting all bids on Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power Contract No. HH-810R, Kirkwood Powerhouse - Static 
Excitation Units 1 and 2, and authorizing r eadver tisernent of the 
work as Contract No. HH-810R2. 



Mr. Raymond H. Levy, representing San Francisco Electrical 
Contractors Association and Kingston-Cr esci , protested awarding 
Contract HH-810R to Hetch Hetchy Water and Power. Mr. Levy stated 
that Hetch Hetchy did not disclose to the public that it was 
preparing to submit a bid on the project. Had notice been given, 
Kingston-Cresci would not have discussed with staff the various 
techniques and tactics relating to bidding procedures. He mentioned 
it would have been doubtful that Kingston-Cresci would have bid at 
all on the contract since one cannot compete with a bidder with no 
overhead allowance and no profit allowance. Mr. Levy took the 
position that this is a problem which goes to the equal protection 
clauses of the Constitution, the State Law, and embarks upon 
territory which can be totally destructive of the Charter provisions 
which call for public bidding. 

Mr. Levy remarked that he was fully acquainted with the opinion of 
the City Attorney's Office on this issue and noted a number of 
things which he felt that opinion did address. For example: that it 
is unequal treatment when the public bidder must compete with an 
awarding authority and the awarding authority does not have to 
include in its bid a bond charge; there is different criteria for 
MBE/WBE as applies to the City's bid; apprenticeship program 
requirements are not applicable; and insurance is optional. 

Commissioner Toupin stated there is a degree of unfairness to have a 
government agency not give proper notice of their intent to bid. 

Mr. Martin Gillman, Executive Vice President, Kingston-Cresci, 
questioned the validity of the extremely low price that Hetch Hetchy 
bid. Mr. Gillman requested that the bid of Hetch Hetchy be 
disqualified and award be made to Kingston-Cresci. 

Mr. David Pilpel remarked that doing work in-house versus 
contracting out is cost effective and that it is in the public's 
interest to do the work in-house. 

Mr. Anson B. Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
stated there was no intent to submit a secret bid. Mr. Moran said 
that when the bid package was first put out, staff had not decided 
whether they were going to bid or not. He stated as staff looked at 
the project, they realized they could do the work in a very cost 
effective way and then decided to submit their bid. 



90-194 



Commissioner Toupin stated that he was not questioning whether Hetch 
Hetcy could do a superlative job or whether to perform the work 
in-house, but that no disclosure was made of their intent to bid. 

Mr. George Krueger, General Counsel, Public Utilities Commission, 
stated that the City Charter does allow for City Departments to bid 
on specific jobs. 

Commissioner Toupin stated that government agencies should always 
treat its citizens fairly and that the bidding process relating to 
this contract was not handled fairly. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to reject all bids on Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-810R. Commissioner Toupin seconded. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel remarked that he noticed in the afternoon rush hour 
more and more people have to ride the Muni Metro inbound at Powell 
and Montgomery Stations to get a seat to ride outbound. He stated 
it has been an increasing problem in the last several months, due to 
the LRV availability and would like to see the Municipal Railway 
address and perhaps start looking at PCC or motor coach substitution 
on the M or J lines. Mr. Pilpel also spoke in support of installing 
Pacific Bell telephones in transit shelters to provide safety and 
security. Mr. Pilpel requested that consideration be given in the 
proposed budget to increasing transit service. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, referred to the Minutes of the October 9, 1990 and stated 
that for the record the statement he made with reference to Ms. 
Garcia-Kennedy was not exactly correct. Mr. Rolf stated that he 
urged Ms. Garcia-Kennedy to be more patient with the cable car noise 
and not that he sympathized with her for her patience. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:30 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

November 27, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway' 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



90-196 



Call to Order: 2:16 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of November 13, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0403 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $527,250.79. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0404 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-2003, Sunol Water 
Filtration Plant, Modifications to Wash Water Pond 
and Sludge Drain System; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 4 in the amount of $27,000; 
assessing $4,000 for liquidated damages as 
negotiated with the Contractor; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $36,067.50 to the 
Contractor, Stacy & Witbeck, West Bay and 
Nationwide, A JV . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0405 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2020R, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Francisco, 
Chestnut, Lombard and Other Streets; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$7,467; authorizing extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 9 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $7,371.15 
to the Contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and A. 
Ruiz Construction and Associates, Inc., AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-197 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0406 MR Rescheduling the time and location of the Public 
Utilities Commission Regular Meeting of Tuesday, 
January 8, 1991 to 6:00 P.M. at the Municipal 
Railway Headquarters Building, 2640 Geary Boulevard, 
San Francisco, California. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0407 WD Designating Wednesday, January 16, 1991, at 7:00 
P.M., at the San Francisco Water Department, 
Suburban Headquarters, 1000 El Camino Real, 
Millbrae, California as the date, time and place for 
a special meeting. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-040a EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
apply for, accept, and expend $83,000 in grant 
funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the 
Urban Consortium to continue its residential and 
commercial sector energy management activities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0409 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of October, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

yo-0410 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
and the Department of Real Estate to execute a lease 
for an additional 504 square feet at 110 McAllister 
on a month-to-month basis on the same terms and 
conditions as the current lease and for a total 
rental of $4,032 for the balance of Fiscal Year 
1990/91 beginning December 1, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-198 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0411 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to extend an agreement with the 
Suburban Wholesale Water Purchasers to April 15, 
1991 to provide additional time to resolve the 
classification of certain assets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0412 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the 

Foster Engineering, Inc. contract by $89,900 for a 

total not-to-exceed $193,560, and to extend the term 

of the contract to December 31, 1991 to provide for 

a change in scope of work to prepare contract 
documents for signal system improvements and to 
provide construction support. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0413 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to advertise for 
the procurement of an Advanced Train Control System 
(ATCS) for the subway portion of the Muni Metro. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0414 MR Approving the "Assignment of and Second Amendment to 
Advertising Transit Shelter Agreement" consenting to 
the statuatory merger of Gannett Outdoor Co., Inc. 
of Northern California into the Combined 
Communications Corporation; and requesting approval 
of the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0415 MR Finding that the proposed operation by the Golden 
Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District 
(GGBHTD) of transit service on Market Street will 
adversely affect Municipal Railway operations; and 
urging the Parking and Traffic Commission to 
recommend against, and the Board of Supervisors to 
withhold approval of, the proposed transit 
operations . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 
Noes - Chin 



90-199 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0416 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-860, William B. 
Scott (formerly Treat Avenue) Facility, General 
Construction; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $2.45 to the Contractor, Apersey 
Construction . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0417 UEB Accepting the work performed under Professional 

Services Agreement with Gordon Chong and Associates, 
Consultant, for design and construction support for 
the Municipal Railway William B. Scott (Treat 
Avenue) Facility; and approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $4,673.52. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0418 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 4 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with EIP Associates 
in an amount not-to-exceed $90,000 for environmental 
work on Water Bond Projects - the Calaveras Pipeline 
and the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the' 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0419 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to request proposals, and to select and 
recommend a suitable consulting engineering firm (or 
firms) to provide the required engineering services 
to perform dam break studies at five Hetch Hetchy 
dams . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0420 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to substitute 
the firm Prager, McCarthy & Lewis for the firm 
Ehrlich Bober & Co., Inc. in negotiating and 
executing a professional services agreement for 
financial advisory services including the issuance 
of San Francisco Water Revenue Bonds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



90-200 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0421 P Commending and thanking Rose W. Chew on the occasion 
of her retirement after ten (10) years of City 
service and extending best wishes to her and her 
family for good health and happiness for many years 
to come . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session : 

90-0422 MR Approving settlement of litigation, Bing Horn v. City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the followina 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0423 UEB Approving extension of the temporary appointment 

made by the General Manager of Public Utilities of 
Richard E. Brandt as Manager, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau until a permanent appointment is made. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0424 MR Approving settlement of litigation, Morris Kaufman 
v. City and County of San Francisco, Superior Count 
No. 895-598. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Flynn referred to the September report from the Water 
Department and noted that Crystal Springs Golf Course did not pay 
their rent for the month of September and requested information 
concerning their account. Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manaqer, 
Water Department, stated he would look into the matter and report 
back to the Commission. 



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Introduction of New Business 

Commissioner Toupin made reference to the November 15, 1990 letter 
from the Tenderloin Housing Clinic describing the sale of Municipal 
Railway transfers at 6th and Market and 6th and Mission Streets and 
asked if staff were addressing the problem of the sale of transfers. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, stated staff 
is aware of the problem that has occurred in the City over a period 
of time and that a Task Force was formed to investigate the sale of 
transfers. Mr. Elzey stated that signs have been posted on buses to 
inform passengers that sale of transfers is improper and illegal. 

Mr. Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, mentioned 
that staff is working very closely with the Police Department on 
this problem. 



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Report of the General Manager 

Pleasanton Specific Plan 

Mr. Douglas G. Wright, Deputy Mayor, Transportation and Public 
Works, gave a detailed presentation on the Pleasanton Development 
Plan proposal. Mr. Wright explained that the City and County of San 
Francisco has owned land in the City of Pleasanton since 1930 which 
has remained virtually undeveloped till now. The City Council of 
Pleansanton proposed to the San Francisco Water Department a 
Specific Plan for undertaking a community development process for 
the land. As a result of their proposal, the Water Department hired 
an outside consultant team to initate a comprehensive Master Plan 
program and is working closely with the City of Pleasanton to 
develop a proposed concept for the plan. 

Mr. Wright stated that the proposed plan is now in its conceptual 
stage and at this point mentioned that the primary land use would be 
for residential and mixed use, commercial and office space, 
community facilities, and parks and open space. He indicated that 
the City Council of Pleasanton will form a Citizens Committee in the 
Spring of next year to work on this project which will involve a 
number of meetings and hearings in order to reach a formal 
conclusion and adoption of a Specific Plan. 

Groundwater 

Mr. Elzey stated that in August of 1990, the Modesto Irrigation 
District (MID) made an offer to the Public Utilities Commission to 
transfer groundwater from its western section of its service area to 
San Francisco. Since then staff has been engaged in negotiations 
with MID and has reached an agreement to transfer groundwater. Mr. 
Elzey indicated that staff intends to come before the Commission 
December 11, 1990 with an action to approve that contract and 
authorize the department to appropriate funds to pay for the 
transfer of water. 

President Rodis asked if the groundwater was untreated, pumped water 
that would otherwise be wasted. 

Mr. Elzey responded that it is untreated water that has been sittinq 
in their system which would eventually have to be pumped out but 
that the quality of the water was good. He stated that this water 
will be transported via an outlet that is being built by the State 
adqueduct which would eventually go into one of our resevoirs and be 
treated before coming into the system for consumption. 



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President Rodis asked what percentage of water is lost along the way 
in transferring this groundwater. 

Mr. John P. Mullane said that there would be no carriage loss with 
the transfer because MID is transferring the groundwater to the 
State and we are taking the water out of the State canal and moving 
it into our system. 

Commissioner Flynn asked will there be substantial cost to make this 
groundwater the quality of water we need to use it. 

Mr. Mullane responded that the basic cost to purchase the water is 

about $45 an acre foot but after the water is treated it could cost 

around $200 an acre foot but as of now staff does not have all the 
figures . 

Commissioner Flynn requested a breakdown of all costs in the 
transfer and treatment of MID groundwater. 

Commissioner Chiesa requested a comprehensive report on staff's 
expectations for the purchase of water. 

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Resolution No. 90-0414 - Approving the "Assignment of and Second 
Amendment to Advertising Transit Shelter Agreement" consenting to 
the statuatory merger of Gannett Outdoor Co., Inc. of Northern 
California into the Combined Communications Corporation; and 
requesting approval of the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor. 

Mr. Daniel Liebert, representing Parents Opposing Addictive Drug 
Advertising, stated that the City has a 15-year contract with 
Gannett with eleven years left to the contract. Mr. Liebert stated 
that this is an opportunity for the Commission to reexamine the 
issue of cigarette and alcohol advertising on the Municipal 
Railway. He urged the Commission not to approve this amendment 
regarding this merger so that people can examine what should be done 
regarding cigarette and alcohol ads and to take this opportunity to 
renegotiate a contract with Gannett. 

President Rodis asked if we had any statistics on how much of the 
Gannett advertising involves cigarette and alcohol. 

Mr. Liebert responded he has no figures on Gannett but does have 
numbers relating to Transportation Displays Inc. (TDI), which 
handles the advertising on the inside and outside of the Muni 
buses. He stated TDI receives approximately $2 million a year, of 
which $500,000 is attributable to cigarette and alcohol ads. 

Commissioner Flynn said there is a possible chance for the 
Commission to negotiate the use of cigarette and alcohol ads without 
holding Gannett hostage to prohibit a merger. Commissioner Flvnn 
commented that these are really two separate issues, one with 
reference to cigarette advertising and one with reference to the 
merger with Combined Communications Corporation. 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on the shelters regarding maintenance and 
telephones. He stated he would like a faster response time than 48 
hours when glass is broken in shelters and for Gannett to install 
phones in the shelters. 

Commissioner Chiesa requested that Gannett attend the next 
Commission meeting to give a status report addressing many of the 
issues discussed. 



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President Rodis requested that a letter be sent to Gannett 
requesting information about their cigarette and alcohol advertisina. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0414 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0415 - Finding that the proposed operation hy the 
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD) of 
transit service on Market Street will adversely affect Municipal 
Railway operations; and urging the Parking and Traffic Commission to 
recommend against, and the Board of Supervisors to withhold approval 
of, the proposed transit operations. 

Mr. Elzey stated that there is a proposal to allow Golden Gate 
Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD) to operate on 
Market Street without taking mitigation measures to restrict private 
vehicle traffic on Market Street. He said it would add to the 
congestion on Market Street, especially when operation of the 
historic trolley begins. Finally, if the decision is made to take 
down the Embarcadero Freeway, rerouting will be necessary on Market 
Street, therefore, staff is recommending that the Commission 
withhold approval of this action. 

Commissioner Toupin asked how this proposal would impact the users 
of public transit on Market Street. 

Mr. Elzey stated that during the peak hours, operation of Municipal 
Railway vehicles on Market Street is presently conaested and to 
approve GGBHTD to operate on Market Street would only create more 
congestion and create a deterioration of Municipal Railway service. 

Mr. Johnny Stein stated that staff is not opposed to regional 
transit but due to the earthquake and traffic conditions alonq 
Market Street it is not feasible at this time to have additional 
transit service in the downtown area. 

Mr. Stein explained that the Parking and Traffic Commission has not 
voted on this item as of yet but stated that the Board of 
Supervisors has the final decision as to whether GGBHTD will be 
permitted to operate transit service on Market Street. 

Commissioner Chin asked if staff couldn't just communicate to the 
Parking and Traffic Commission our objection to GGBHTD operating 
transit service on Market Street since a public hearing by the 
Parking and Traffic Commission is scheduled. 

Mr. Stein responded that the Department of Parking and Traffic 
stated that Market Street could accommodate 15 more coaches. He 
said it would be desirable to communicate to the Parking and Traffic 
Commission that although Market Street could accommodate these 
coaches it will have an adverse effect on our transit service. 

Mr. Jerry Robbins of the Department of Parking and Traffic, stated 
that Supervisor Harry Britt originally asked the Department of 
Parking and Traffic to address the issue of allowing GGBHTD tn 
operate on Market Street and prohibiting private vehicles from 
operating on Market Street. Mr. Robbins said that the Parking and 
Traffic Commission asked staff to perform a study addressing the 
issue of transit service on Market Street. Staff has set up an 
interagency group which includes PUC staff, GGBHTD staff, Police 
Department, and other City agencies. As a result, a draft report 
has been developed which has not yet been distributed to the Parkinq 
and Traffic Commission. Once it is distributed to the Commission, 
they would schedule a public hearing where all members of the public 
could discuss their concerns, including the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Mr. Robbins stated that the Parking and Traffic Commission is 
several months away from making any recommendations, therefore, is 
of the opinion that it would be unappropr iate for the Public 
Utilities Commission to take any action at this point and that the 
resolution be tabled until the draft report has been distributed. 

Mr. David Pilpel felt that it was appropriate for the Commission to 
take action at this time explaining its concerns with resoect to the 
Municipal Railway's operations on Market Street. Mr. Pilpel stated 
that transit patrons would benefit from the operation of GGBHDT on 
Market Street. He mentioned he would like to see that auto 
restrictions on Market Street be implemented. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, stated that he was not opposed to GGBHDT on Market Street 
in principle, however, before this is done other measures must be 
implemented to ensure that there will be no adverse effects on Muni 
and its passengers. Mr. Rolfe stated that San Francisco Tomorrow 
urges the Commission to proceed with this item by saying that 
operations of GGBHDT buses is acceptable if all possible mitigation 
measures are taken first. 

Commissioner Chin expressed the opinion that Commission action 
should be deferred until after the public hearing is held. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 90-0415 was adopted on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner 
Chin voting against the item. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel stated that he understood that the new 30-foot 
coaches have been running out of fuel due to their smaller fuel 
tanks and suggested that staff look into this problem. Mr. Pilpel 
also remarked on his concerns about the use of Transit Impact 
Development Fee funds for enhancing the LRV runs. 

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Announcement 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, stated that three 
issues for executive session had arisen since the calendar was 
published, which were: 1) Kaufman vs. City and County of San 
Francisco, under Government Code 54956.9(a), 2) a personnel matter, 
under Government Code 54957, and 3) The Olympic Club vs. City and 
County of San Francisco, under Government Code 54956.9(a). 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS 

ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION: 4:25 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



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^-PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 

Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

December 11, 1990 



COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:38 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Vice President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of November 27, 1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0425 WD Approving settlement of litigation, The Olympic 
Club, et al v. City and County of San Francisco, 
Superior Court Nos . 883-604 and 902-646. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0426 WD Declaring an emergency to repair a water main break 
and related pavement damage at El Camino Real/State 
Highway 82 south of Harvard Avenue in the City of 
Menlo Park and requesting the Mayor to recommend to 
the Board of Supervisors to approve the expenditure 
of $500,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0427 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-2025, 8-Inch Iron 
Main Installation in Pine Street, between Grant 
Avenue and Leavenworth Street, approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$937.00; authorizing extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 5 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$33,458.10 to the Contractor, Uniacke Construction, 
Inc. and Vickers Concrete Sawing, AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0428 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-2046R, Painting La 
Grande Standpipe and Forest Hill Tanks, and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $4,589.05 
to the Contractor, Eligom International Construction 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



90-207 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On notion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0429 WD Designating Tuesday, January 8, 1991, at 6:00 P.M., 
at the Municipal Railway Headquarters Building, 2640 
Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, California, as the 
date, time and place for a public hearing on the 
A3797 Urban Water Management Plan Update. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0430 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 5 totaling 
$179,222.54 to San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-801 J-Line Connection to the 
Contractor, Homer J. Olsen, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0431 MR Approving revision of the direct out-of-pocket 

expenses provision of the Agreement with Raymond 
Brooks Engineering and authorizing a one hundred and 
seventy-eight days (178) extension of time to 
provide for the continuance of project work on 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-995, Cable Car 
System - Cable Traction Study. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0432 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-999, Curtis Green Light Rail Facility - Main 
Maintenance Building Modification to LRV Lifts. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0433 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-1019, Presidio Shop - Hydraulic Lifts 
Replacement in the amount of $334,344 to Petroleum 
Engineering, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0434 GM Cancelling the December 25, 1990 regular meeting of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 
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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On notion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0435 GM Endorsing the Peninsula Commute Joint Powers Board's 
efforts to negotiate acquisition of the peninsula 
commute corridor right-of-way with Southern Pacific, 
and providing direction to the Commission's 
representative on the Joint Powers Board. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0436 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to enter into agreements for the 
purchase of water from the Modesto Irrigation 
District; for the transportation, storage, and 
delivery of this water by the State Department of 
Water Resources; and for the resale of any water 
surplus to San Francisco's needs to the State 
Department of Water Resources; and making available 
funds totalling $3 million for the purchase of water 
from the Placer County Water Agency for the purchase 
of additional water supplies, including the ourchase 
of water from the Modesto Irrigation District. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0437 WD Approving Amendment to Water Supply Contract between 
the City and County of San Francisco and Coastside 
County Water District. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0438 MR Approving the Principles of Mission Bav 

Transportation Projects Agreement and authorizing 
staff, in conjunction with the Chief Administrative 
Officer and the City Attorney's Office, to continue 
to negotiate with Catellus Development Corporation a 
Mission Bay Transportation Projects Agreement in 
accordance with the Principles set forth in Exhibit 
G of the Development Agreement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0439 MR Authorizing circulation of a Request for Proposals 
to provide paratransit broker services from July 1, 
1991 to June 30, 1996. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On notion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0440 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway to extend the current Cable Car 
Barn Museum concession/space agreement with the 
Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive 
Historical Society for nine (9) months, until 
September 30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0441 UEB Authorizing the Acting Manager, Utilities 

Engineering Bureau, to request proposals from 
professional insurance brokerage firms to provide 
the needed services to design, place and administer 
the owner-controlled insurance program for the MUNI 
Metro Turnaround Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0442 UEB Authorizing the General Manager, San Francisco Hater 
Department, to execute Amendment No. 1 to the 
professional services agreement with Camp Dresser 
and McKee, Inc. in an amount not-to-exceed $605,112 
for the performance of Water Quality Planning 
Studies . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0443 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for, 

accept, and expend $568,132 available from the State 
of California emergency legislation SB36X/AB5X for 
reimbursing costs and lost revenues resulting from 
providing emergency transit services after the 
earthquake, and to furnish whatever additional 
information might be requested by the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission in connection with this 
request . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

90-0444 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to pay Urban 
Mass Transportation Authority (UMTA) the sum of 
$427,076 for disallowed capital project costs; and 
requesting the Directors of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to 
allocate funding of up to $427,076 to the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway for the purpose of 
paying agreed upon disallowed capital project costs 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Announcement 

President Rodis announced that the Commission met in Executive 
Session on November 27, 1990 and approved: 1) settlement of 
litigation in the case of CCSF v. Bing Horn; 2) extension of 
temporary appointment of Richard E. Brandt, Manager, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau; and 3) settlement of litigation in the case of 
Morris Kaufman et al v. CCSF. In addition, President Rodis stated 
that the Commission met in Executive Session before today's meetina 
and approved settlement of litigation in the case of CCSF v. The 
Olympic Club. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Transit Shelter Program 

Mr. Lew Lillian, Vice President, Gannett Outdoor, Inc., gave an 
update on the Transit Shelter Program and addressed the concerns of 
the Commission that were brought up at the November 27, 1990 
Commission meeting regarding: 1) maintenance, 2) telephone 
installation, and 3) cigarette and alcohol advertisement. Mr. 
Lillian stating that there are presently 956 shelters in the City. 
Due to bus route changes and problems with adjacent businesses, 29 
shelters were removed in the past two years. Mr. Lillian stated 
that 901 shelters are illuminated, with an additional 30 shelters to 
be illuminated on December 12. He also added that new shelter 
construction is underway and by the end of January, 1991 there 
should be approximately 1,000 shelters. 

Mr. Lillian commented that in 95% of the cases where there is broken 
glass in the shelters it is cleaned up within 24 hours, sometimes 
within hours. He explained it costs Gannett $50 each time to send a 
maintenance crew out to clean up the broken glass in the shelters. 

Mr. Lillian mentioned the majority of broken glass is caused by 
students. In an effort to eliminate this problem, Mr. Jaimie Levin, 
Community Relations, Municipal Railway, and Gannett are workina on a 
project similar to the Muni Newsletter to desiminate information to 
neighborhood associations and meeting with them directly to apply a 
hands on effort to help them police their own communities. 



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Mr. Lillian reported that there are presently 96 shelters that are 
equipped with telephones, 38 shelters are being worked on, 11 are in 
the permit process and 20 are waiting verification from Pacific Bell 
engineering. He said Pacific Bell's goal is to have a minimum of 
300 phones installed by March 21, 1991. After the first increment 
of 300 phones are installed, Pacific Bell will begin a second 
increment, totalling approximately 700 phones altogether. 

Finally, he spoke on the subject of cigarette and alcohol 
advertising on the shelters. Mr. Lillian stated that stickers 
prohibiting cigarette or alcohol advertising are being placed on 
shelters that are within 500 feet or in line of sight of schools, 
hospitals, playgrounds, churches, etc. He added that it is 
Gannett's desire not to be offensive with these types of ads in 
certain neighborhood locations. In fact, for every tobacco ad there 
are almost an equal amount of anti-smoking posters in the shelters. 
Mr. Lillian stated that of the 1,200 posters for sale, only 10% are 
tobacco related. 

Commissioner Chin asked what the percentage was for alcohol 
advertising . 

Mr. Lillian responded that alcohol advertising is around 6%. So 
between cigarette and alcohol advertising it is around 15% to 16%, 
which may go up slightly around the holiday season. 

Commissioner Chin raised the issue regarding the different locations 
in which cigarette and alcohol ads are placed. 

Mr. Lillian stated he would send the Commission a report on their 
policy on exactly what areas are blocked out from this type of 
adver t ising . 

Mr. David Pilpel stated he felt the intent of the transit shelter 
program was to provide safety and comfort for transit passengers. 
He also commented that there were only 92 shelters with phones, less 
than 10% of the total number of shelters. Mr. Pilpel expressed the 
opinion that telephones are a key element to the shelter program and 
stated it was important to install phones at a rate of more than 2 
per day. Also, with respect to glass replacement, Mr. Pilpel was 
not of the opinion that glass was being cleared as fast as it should 
be. 



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Old Business 

President Rodis said that this year the City will be facing a 
deficit and that there will be problems with regards to having to 
make budget cuts. He stated that policy discussions should be held 
early in the budget process. He proposed several issues for the 
upcoming meetings, such as: the staff's approach on the budget 
crisis and prioritization of cuts, current resources and new 
programs. President Rodis requested status reports on Muni's 
performance indicators, UEB projects, vacant positions and civil 
service exams. He requested statistical data on industrial 
accidents, workers' compensation claims, and a projection for claims 
for the next year. 

Mr. Elzey stated that the Commission received a schedule at the last 
meeting facilitating those types of discussions before the actual 
budget document is prepared and presented to the Commission. Mr. 
Elzey said that staff has established a format by which a number of 
these issues will be addressed and presented to the Commission in 
the upcoming meetings. 



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Resolution No. 90-0435 -- Endorsing the Peninsula Commute Joint 
Powers Board's efforts to negotiate acquisition of the peninsula 
commute corridor right-of-way with Southern Pacific, and providing 
direction to the Commission's representative on the Joint Powers 
Board . 



Mr. Douglas G. Wright, Deputy Mayor, Transportation and Public 
Works, stated that he has been the Public Utilities representative 
on the Peninsula Commute Joint Powers Board (JPB) since 1988. One 
of the major activities that the JPB has been involved in has been 
in seeking the acquisition of the right-of-way from Southern Pacific 
between San Francisco and San Jose. Mr. Wright said that this 
resolution seeks to: 1) indicate a reaffirmation of interest in 
securing that right-of-way for future transportation purposes, not 
only for transit movement but also for freight movement, and 2) 
indicate that acquisition funding matters and terms and conditions 
of any contract will be brought back to the Commission before any 
action is taken. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 90-0435 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0436 -- Authorizing the General Manager of the San 
Francisco Water Department to enter into agreements for the purchase 
of water from the Modesto Irrigation District; for the 
transportation, storage, and delivery of this water by the State 
Department of Water Resources; and for the resale of any water 
surplus to San Francisco's needs to the State Department of Water 
Resources; and making available funds totalling $3 million for the 
purchase of water from the Placer County Water Agency for the 
purchase of additional water supplies, including the purchase of 
water from the Modesto Irrigation District. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that 
the Commission approved the reallocation of $3 million from the San 
Francisco Water Department's Capital Projects budget for purchase of 
water from Placer County Water Agency (PCWA). During that process, 
Modesto Irrigation District (MID) made an offer to the San Francisco 
Water Department to sell 20,000 acre feet of groundwater located in 
their community. In an attempt to maximize the total amount of 
water that the Water Department could purchase with the available $3 
million, staff came up with a plan which would allow staff to 
purchase and store 7,400 acre feet from PCWA, purchase 12,700 acre 
feet from MID, of which 9,800 acre feet would be moved directly into 
the Water Departgment system with the remaining 2,900 acre feet 
being stored. Following this plan, 9,800 acre feet would be moved 
between now and March 31, 1991. The balance, approximately 12,700 
acre feet, would remain in storage in the State Department of Water 
Resources (DWR) system for transportation and delivery into our 
system in the Fall of 1991. By doing this, staff can maximize the 
$3 million that is currently available by paying PCWA and MID for 
the water purchased and paying DWR only for the transportation of 
water that is actually delivered to the Water Department between now 
and March 31, 1991. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 90-0436 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 90-0438 -- Approving the Principles of Mission Bay 
Transportation Projects Agreement and authorizing staff, in 
conjunction with the Chief Administrative Officer and the City 
Attorney's Office, to continue to negotiate with Catellus 
Development Corporation a Mission Bay Transportation Projects 
Agreement in accordance with the Principles set forth in Exhibit G 
of the Development Agreement. 

Mr. Douglas G. Wright, Deputy Mayor, Transportation and Public 
Works, explained that the Principles of Mission Bay Transportation 
Projects Agreement, including Exhibit G, which provides background 
information on the various capital projects that will go into the 
Mission Bay Plan, needs Commission approval prior to the Board of 
Supervisor's approval. 

Mr. Jim Agostino, representing Catellus Corporation, informed the 
Commission that this is an agreement between the City and County of 
San Francisco and Catellus that is beneficial for both parties. The 
City and County of San Francisco will receive over 20 acres of 
property for public transportation needs that will go a long way to 
enhance the Municipal Railway overall operation throughout San 
Francisco, as well as make service available to Mission Bay. 

Ms. Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, clarified that Exhibit G in 
itself is not an agreement, but a principles document that will be 
active if the development agreement is passed. From this document, 
the City Attorney's Office is in the process of drafting a Mission 
Bay Transportation Projects Agreement. If the agreement is not 
approved, the obligations and duties in the principles may have to 
be altered and renegotiated. Also, Ms. Reitzes requested a motion 
be made for an amendment to Exhibit G, Section 2(a)(1). 

Ms. Reitzes stated that the purpose of the Commission acting on this 
document is to basically give the go ahead to negotiate an agreement 
based on the principles. 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on a section in the principles agreement 
that requires PUC approval for any Muni reroutes and Board of 
Supervisor's approval for any discontinuance of service. He also 
noted that the LRV ' s will be acquired before the Metro East storage 
site comes on line. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 90-0438 was adopted. 

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Item No. 14 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an agreement with the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
to lease Hiroshima Streetcar #578 for $15,000 for Calendar Year 
1991, with an option to purchase, and requesting approval of the 
Board of Supervisors. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Director of Stategic Planning, Municipal 
Railway, noted that this item needs to go to the Board of 
Supervisors because of the option to lease for a second year and the 
option to purchase the car. Staff will delay sending this item to 
tne Board of Supervisors until another item is presented in January 
which will be an amendment to the Administrative Code to allow staff 
to use funds in a way that is currently not anticipated in the Cable 
Car Special Fund. 



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Mr. Karl Fischer, a member of the Board of Directors of the Market 
Street Railway Association, stated that his main concern with this 
item is that it opens up the option of selling the car and that 
there is no precident for selling any of the historic equipment. He 
commented that the Hiroshima Streetcar #578 and other historic cars 
that are owned by the City are non-renewable and that once the cars 
are sold they are gone and cannot be ordered or bought again. Also, 
if the car were to be sold there would be no special fund where the 
money could be kept and as a result the funds could be used for 
something other than the historic equipment. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard stated there is no line on which this streetcar 
could be used. There will be an F Market line from Castro and 
Market Streets to Fishermen's Wharf, but this car will not be able 
to climb the grade up Market from Gough. Mr. Bernhard also 
discussed the issue of funding and mentioned that the money received 
from leasing the car will be put into a fund which will be used for 
other historic vehicles. Instead of establishing a new fund, the 
existing cable car fund will need to be amended to include historic 
rail vehicles. 

Commissioner Chin asked if the City of Edmonton would take the car 
only on a lease basis. 

Mr. Bernhard stated that the City of Edmonton intends to exercise 
the option to purchase the vehicle but he was not sure whether they 
would refuse the contract if the option to purchase the car were 
removed. Mr. Bernhard was of the opinion that the Market Street 
Railway Association was in agreement with the lease of the car with 
the option to sell. 

Mr. Fischer stated that the Market Street Railway Association 
approved leasing the car and not selling it. But when questioned by 
the Commission, Mr. Fischer did not say they specifically spoke 
against selling the car. 

Mr. Bernhard suggested that the item be held over to the January 8, 
1991 meeting and that he would meet with the Market Street Railway 
Association's Board of Directors to resolve the matter. 

The item was continued to the January 8, 1991 Meeting. 

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Item No. 18 -- Authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for, 
accept, and expend up to $6 million of State Transit Assistance 
funds to be used for FY 1990/91 Municipal Railway operating 
expenses, and to furnish whatever additional information might be 
requested by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in 
connection with this request. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Finance Director, noted that there was a 
revised resolution to this item to increase the fuel allocation to 
$1.5 million due to rising fuel costs. He also explained in detail 
how the $6 million in new funds would be used for the Municipal 
Railway in Fiscal Year 1990/91. They included: revenue offset for 
2% general fund cutback; Caltrain subsidy increases; fuel cost 
increases; wheelchair lift maintenance; increased maintenance 
capabilities; and augmentation of security services. 

Mr. James Bryant, Chapter President for Station Agents, SEIU, Local 
790, expressed his concern regarding the funds that were available 
for security services and whether or not these funds could be used 
for additional staffing of station agents. 

President Rodis inquired as to the number of assaults on station 
agents in the last year. 



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Mr. Bryant replied out of 64 individuals there had been 7 or 8 
assaults . 

Mr. Kirk Lawson, Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Public 
Utilities, stated that from May, 1990 to November, 1990 there had 
been 5 incidents of assault. 

Ms. Norma Stone, stated she works for the Municipal Railway as a 
station agent and was assaulted on May 24, 1990. She stated that 
there was no security in the station at the time and no response 
from the Police Department for over half an hour. Ms. Stone said 
that working conditions were not safe and that this needed to be 
addressed by the Commission. 

President Rodis asked if there was any way something could be worked 
out in having a combination of more station agents and more police 
officers . 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, was of the 
opinion that these funds should go towards providing additional 
police protection and that the hiring of additional station agents 
is a budgetary issue that can be addressed during the budget 
process. Mr. Elzey said that it was his recommendation that the 
funds be utilized for trained police officers. 

President Rodis requested a report on police security in the Metro 
station where Ms. Stone worked. 

Ms. Jano Oscherwitz, Business Representative for Local 790, 
expressed the opinion that lack of staffing directly contributes to 
assaults of the station agents and that this should be taken into 
consideration as to how the funds are spent. She commented that 
more research needs to be done and that the Commission needs to talk 
to the station agents to see whether it would be more effective to 
hire additional station agents or use police officers. Her opinion 
was that spending $800,000 on security would not be as cost 
effective as hiring additional agents. 

Mr. Larry Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers 
Union, stated that of the $6 million, it was agreed upon by the 
Mayor's Office and PUC staff that $1.2 million would be utilized for 
the protection of drivers, passengers, and the station agent area. 

Mr. Elzey suggested that the item be continued to the December 17, 
1990 Special Meeting to make a determination regarding the 
allocation of funds. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel remarked that December 28, 1990 is the Municipal 
Railway's 78th anniversary. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:44 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridqe 
Secretary 



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- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 2C, City Hall 

9:00 A.M. 
December 17, 1990 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 9:05 A.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0445 UEB Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2060, San Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion 
to 180 HGD. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0446 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 3 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with Dames and Moore 
to increase the contract amount to $310,000 and to 
extend the term of the contract through August 30, 
1991 and authorizing the transfer of $120,000 from 
Hetch Hetchy CIP Project, Priest Reservoir Bypass 
Study to perform a stability evaluation of Priest 
Dam and its related facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0447 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for, 
accept, and expend up to $6.5 million of State 
Transit Assistance funds to be used for FY 1990/91 
Municipal Railway operating expenses, and to furnish 
whatever additional information might be requested 
by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in 
connection with this request. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0448 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $200,000 from the deobligation of Hetch 
Hetchy's capital improvement project 852, Remote 
Data Acquisition and Control to amend the operating 
budget to fund legal services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0449 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into the Second Amendment to Agreement and 
allocating an additional $82,000 to Jackson Research 
Projects for professional historical consulting 
services for total funding of $332,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0450 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into the First Amendment to the 
Professional Services Agreement with fisheries 
Consultant, Dr. Peter Moyle, Ph.D., extending the 
term of the Agreement until December 31, 1991 and 
increasing the amount by $15,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

90-0451 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an amendment to the agreement with the 
law firm of Grueneich, Ellison and Schneider to 
increase the amount by $200,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

90-0452 Approving settlement of litigation, USX Corporation 
v. City and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commiss ion . 



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Resolution No. 90-0445 -- Approving the plans and specifications as 
prepared and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for San 
Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2060, San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant Expansion to 180 MGD. 

Mr. Richard E. Brandt, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that this is the second expansion to the San Andreas Water Treatment 
Plant. The work to be performed under this second expansion will 
increase the water treatment capacity from 120 million gallons per 
day (mgd) to 180 mgd . The construction of an 8 million gallon 
reservoir and the addition of an ozone facility will also be part of 
the second expansion. Mr. Brandt remarked that James M. Montgomery 
Consulting Engineers, Inc., performed a study on the proposed 8 
million gallon reservoir and concluded the proposed site was safe 
and selected in a rational and reasonable method consistent with 
good engineering practices. He said the project had been reviewed 
by tne City of Millbrae and the City of San Bruno under the 
Cooperative Agreement and that all concerns of the residents of 
Millbrae and San Bruno had been addressed. 

Mr. Lou Sandrini, Director of Public Works, City of Millbrae, 
referred to Mayor Fogarty's letter of December 12, 1990 requesting 
the Commission defer authorization to bid on this item until the 
City of Millbrae has had a chance to consider the independent 
consultant's review at their December 19, 1990 City Council 
meeting. Mr. Sandrini urged the Commission to defer bidding until 
all questions regarding safety and aesthetics had been resolved. 

In reply to questions by Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Sandrini stated 
that he agreed with the independent consulting engineer's report 
that the facility will be safe. 

Mr. Elzey stated that time is of the essence to begin work on this 
project and that the concerns of the City of Millbrae will be 
addr essed . 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, explained 
the process the department used to inform the Cities of Millbrae and 
San Bruno about the project. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0445 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 90-0447 — Authorizing the Director of Finance to 
apply for, accept, and expend up to $6.5 million of State Transit 
Assistance funds to be used for FY 1990/91 Municipal Railway 
operating expenses, and to furnish whatever additional information 
might be requested by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in 
connection with this request. (Continued from meeting of December 
11, 1990.) 



Ms. Jano Oscherwitz, Business Representative for SEIO, Local 790, 
was of the opinion that the $1.2 million for increased security 
services should also include 6 positions for station agents. She 
explained that understaf f ing had caused safety problems for both 
Metro patrons and station agents. 



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Mr. Elzey remarked that the $1.2 million will include a plan for 
deployment of police officers in the Metro stations to deal with the 
issue of security, as well as provide police officers elsewhere 
throughout the Muni system. Mr. Elzey reported that Lt . Geeter, 
Police Department, Muni Transit Detail, had been alerted regarding 
the number of assaults on the Metro system and that he will be 
preparing a report informing the Commission as to the steps taken 
concerning security in the Metro stations. Also, Mr. Elzey stated 
that the request for additional staffing for station agents will be 
addressed in the review of Muni's budget. 

President Rodis requested regular reports on the incidents of 
assaults on station agents and operators. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 90-0447 was approved. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. Daniel Liebert, representing Parents Opposing Addictive Drug 
Advertising, presented to the Commission a copy of the City 
Attorney's memorandum regarding cigarette and alcohol advertising on 
the Municipal Railway and whether it is legal to prohibit those 
ads. He commented on the contents of the City Attorney's memorandum 
and stated that the City has no obligation to sell advertising to 
cigarette and alcohol companies. Also, the City has a responsibility 
to prohibit these ads because it is not in the City's interest to 
encourage cigarette or alcohol addiction. 

President Rodis referred to the final statement in the City 
Attorney's letter regarding the Transit Shelter contract which 
indicated the City may not unilaterally require Gannett to eliminate 
cigarette or alcohol advertising. However, the City may only 
restrict such advertising by negotiating an amendment to the Gannett 
contract. President Rodis inquired of the City Attorney as to the 
type of amendment needed to the Gannett contract. 

Ms. Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, replied that presently 

under the long-term contract with Gannett there are no restrictions 

regarding cigarette or alcohol advertising. In order to impose such 

a change, an amendment to their contract would be necessary. 

Mr. Liebert stated that the advertising contract for the buses ends 
on July 1, 1991 and suggested that would be a good time for the 
Commission to approve prohibiting cigarette and alcohol 
advertising. He also urged the Commission to renegotiate the 
15-year contract with Gannett. 

Commissioner Toupin remarked that Mr. Liebert's comments should be 
considered by the Commission in a timely way. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 10:15 A.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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